As predicted by most of you in the comments, there will be no charges against Michael Phelps:
Michael Phelps will not face criminal charges after a photo of him apparently smoking marijuana from a pipe sparked an investigation in South Carolina.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday that he didn’t have enough physical evidence to press charges against the 23-year-old swimmer after the November party near the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
“We had a photo and him saying he was sorry for inappropriate behavior,” Lott said at a news conference. “He never said, ‘I smoked marijuana.’ We didn’t have physical evidence.”
Lott defended the investigation, calling Phelps “an American hero … but even with his star status, he is still obligated to obey the laws of our state.”
I would have loved to have an inside scoop on the conversations between the Sheriff and the DA.