Fresh Intelligence reports that US food company Subway announced it still supports Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps, in spite of the growing fallout over Bong-Gate.In a statement, Subway says “Like most Americans, and like Michael Phelps himself, we were disappointed in his behavior. Also like most Americans, we accept his apology. Moving forward, he remains in our plans.”
Earlier Friday, there was speculation that Subway would drop him. On Thursday, The Kellogg Company announced it was dropping its sponsorship of Phelps.
Michael Phelps was suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming in the wake of the photo that showed the Olympic record-setting champion inhaling from a marijuana pipe.
The Associated Press reports:
The sport’s national governing body also cut off its financial support to Phelps for the same three-month period, effective Thursday.
“This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated, but we decided to send a strong message to Michael because he disappointed so many people, particularly the hundreds of thousands of USA Swimming member kids who look up to him as a role model and a hero,” the Colorado Springs-based federation said in a statement.