Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Assy McGee Award®: Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff Leon Lott

By now everybody knows that Michael Phelps, winner of Eight Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was recently photographed smoking marijuana at a party that supposedly took place somewhere on the University of South Carolina Campus.

But now arrives this nonsense.

Michael Phelps could face criminal charges as part of the fallout from a photo of him inhaling from a marijuana pipe at a house party.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C., that he would file charges against Phelps if he determines the swimmer smoked marijuana in the county. The sheriff's office released a statement Tuesday saying it "is making an effort to determine if Mr. Phelps broke the law."

It really raises the question. Really. Do these people ever think about who and what they are and just feel overcome by a profound sense of embarrassment?


M said...

So are they going to try to arrest everyone at the college party? Seems like an enormous waste of resources to me. . .

harrogate said...


Indeed. And that second sentence is a comment befitting both this post, and the comments embedded in the one below it.

"Enormous watse of resources." heh

RC said...

you'd think these public figures like phelps would be a little smarter though...didn't he go through this already before with a DUI?