Michael Phelps, the Olympian swimmer has been suspended from USA Swimming on the charge for a DUI (Driving under the influence) a week ago.
The most famous swimmer was arrested and charged for DUI on September 30, 2014. The Executive Director of the organization, Chuck Wielgus in a statement informed the Us Weekly on Monday, October 6, 2014 about the arrest of the swimmer for the second time. The Executive Director said “Membership in USA Swimming, and particularly at the National Team level, includes a clear obligation to adhere to our Code of Conduct.” Wielgus also added that it the organization’s responsibility to take proper action depending on the incident. In this situation, Michael’s conduct was very serious and it required some steps like this.
The violation of rules by Michael Phelps resulted in disciplinary action, which was stated in the 2014 Rule Book. The Rule book indicates that the athletes are example of the society. If anything happens that hampers the image or reputation of the USA’s Swimming should come under the violation act. As per the Rule Book, “Any other material and intentional act, conduct or omission not provided for above, which is detrimental to the image or reputation of USA Swimming, a LSC or the sport of swimming.”
Michael Phelps, 29, the 22-time medalist on Sunday, October 5, 2014 shared the remorse about the incident through Twitter. The World-class swimmer wrote that past few days have been very difficult for him. He also informed that he will take some more time in order to understand himself properly. Swimming is the major part of Michael’s life but now he needs to concentrate on himself rather than the game. He will work on to make a better decision in future!
Phelps wrote, “I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself. I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself.”