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05.09.2018 09:17
Michael Phelps comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool Antworten

Michael Phelps comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. Niles Paul Jaguars Jersey . The Olympic champion was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this year with his sights set on competing at the Rio Games. Phelps issued an apology that sounded very familiar to the ones he made after a drunken-driving arrest a decade ago, as well as when a British tabloid published a photograph in 2009 that showed him using a marijuana pipe. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility, Phelps said in a statement. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down. Maryland Transportation Authority police charged the 18-time gold medallist after officers said he was caught speeding and failed field sobriety tests. The arrest came about a month after the 29-year-old Phelps won three golds and two silvers at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia, setting himself up to compete at next summers world championships and at Rio in 2016. Its too early to say if Phelps might face sanctions from USA Swimming, which took no action after his 2004 arrest but suspended him from competition for three months over the pot picture. The news regarding Michael Phelps and his actions are disappointing and unquestionably serious, the national governing body said in a statement. We expect our athletes to conduct themselves responsibly in and out of the pool. The U.S. Olympic Committee had a similar reaction. CEO Scott Blackmun said the organization was surprised by Phelps arrest and disappointed on a number of fronts. Phelps was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. If convicted on the DUI charge, he would face a maximum penalty of a year in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his drivers license for six months. Under Maryland law, the latest case is not considered a second offence because his first DUI conviction occurred more than five years ago. Phelps could face the wrath of his sponsors, though there was no immediate word of any company planning to drop him. Its too early to tell, said Don Rockwell, the CEO of Phelps new swimsuit sponsor, California-based Aqua Sphere. For the most part, were supportive. We just need to wait and see what happens. This is not a deal-breaker for us, unless we find out something else that happened. Phelps also has deals with Subway, Under Armour, Omega and Master Spas. In early August, Phelps announced he was ending his long relationship with Speedo to sign the deal with Aqua Sphere. Just last week, according to Rockwell, company officials were in Baltimore working with Phelps on the sizing of his new suit, which he can begin wearing at meets starting Jan. 1. First, he must deal with a more serious issue. A Maryland Transportation Authority police officer was using radar about 1:40 a.m. when Phelps white 2014 Land Rover came through the tunnel at 84 mph in a 45-mph zone, the agency said in a statement. The officer stopped Phelps just beyond the tunnels toll plaza. Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his drivers license and appeared to be under the influence, the statement said. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests. Kelly Melhem, a spokesperson for the transportation agency, said department vehicles are equipped with in-car video recording devices. Officials were trying to determine if there was footage of Phelps arrest, which could be used as evidence if the case goes to trial. The statement said Phelps was co-operative during his arrest. He was taken to an authority station and later released. After the London Olympics two years ago, Phelps followed through on his long-stated plan to retire, having won twice as many golds as anyone else and 22 medals overall. Phelps returned to competition in April and set his sights on competing at the Rio Games, which would be his fifth Olympics. His first DUI arrest came in 2004 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Phelps received 18 months probation, a $250 fine and was required to deliver a presentation on alcohol awareness to students at three high schools. I recognize the seriousness of this mistake, he said at the time. Ive learned from this mistake and will continue learning from this mistake for the rest of my life. Phelps wasnt charged after the picture came to light of him using a marijuana pipe at a party in South Carolina. He did accept the suspension from USA Swimming for what he called bad judgment and a mistake I wont make again. One of his major sponsors, Kellogg Co., dropped him almost immediately. Subway stayed with him and remains one of his biggest backers. Phelps comeback is going well. We accomplished everything we wanted to, he said after the Pan Pacs. We were able to find out some of the things I need to improve on over the next year, and things I want to improve on. His biggest issue at the moment is outside the pool. D.J. Hayden Jaguars Jersey . -- Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too. Tanner Lee Jersey . Canadas Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse will reunite at this weekends season-opening World Cup at Canada Olympic Park as they begin their buildup to the Winter Games in Sochi. http://www.authenticjaguarslockroom.com/Youth-Taven-Bryan-Elite-Jersey/ .Cullen scored the go-ahead goal at 13:47 of the third period and Nashville beat the slumping Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday in a game that wasnt decided until the last shot of the night.BALTIMORE -- On a day when the Ravens induct linebacker Ray Lewis into their Ring of Honor, another former member of the teams esteemed defence makes his return to Baltimore. The circumstances will be vastly different. Lewis retired in February after leading the Ravens (1-1) to their second Super Bowl victory. He will be hailed Sunday for a sensational 17-year career and for spending all of it in Baltimore. Ed Reed was also a key player on the 2012 world champions, and for 11 years he served as a standout free safety with the Ravens. On Sunday, he will be the enemy. Reed and the Ravens failed to agree to terms during the off-season, so the franchise career interception leader signed as a free agent with Houston. After missing two games with an ailing hip, the 35-year-old Reed is expected to make his debut with the Texans (2-0) on Sunday. "Im feeling a lot better and trying to push it a little bit more to see exactly how I feel if I go full throttle," Reed said Thursday, acknowledging his availability will be a game-time decision. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco can hardly imagine what its going to be like to see Reed in a Houston uniform. "I knew Ed Reed as a Baltimore Raven before I started playing on the Baltimore Ravens," said Flacco, now in his sixth season. "Weve faced old teammates before. But the fact that all the fans know him as a Baltimore Raven, and the fact that I was a fan of his at one point, yeah, it probably makes it a little bit different." Reed harbours no ill will toward the Ravens for letting him walk. "Theres no bad blood on either side," he said. "I know how this business works." Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said, "He moved on, and we moved on." Reed cant wait to see his old friends in Baltimore. "I never thought Id be in these shoes," he said. "But its an awesome feeling to go back to see my brothers, see coaches and just talk about football. I know were going to talk about football and just family in the short period of time we can kind of catch up Here are five things to know about Ravens-Texans: CLOSE CALL: After two straight games decided on the final play, the Texans wouuld love a lopsided win. Donte Moncrief Jersey. Something like last years 43-13 rout of the Ravens would do quite nicely. In that game, Houston had four sacks and two interceptions. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh would prefer to forget that debacle, but he was forced to pull out the tape this week. "You have to watch it," Harbaugh said. "We watched it very carefully to see how they attacked us and what they did to play the type of game they did against us." STARS INJURED: Ravens running back Ray Rice was held out of practice after straining his left hip flexor in last weeks 14-6 win over Cleveland. His status for Sunday is questionable. If Rice cant go, Bernard Pierce will get the call. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson sustained a concussion during a 30-24 overtime win over Tennessee, but is expected to start. He has 29 catches and two TDs in four regular-season games against Baltimore. HOME SWEET HOME: The Ravens are 34-7 at home under Harbaugh, including 22-3 over the last three-plus seasons. Houston is 0-3 against Baltimore on the road, including a 20-13 playoff defeat in January 2012. "Thats a tough place to play and its my understanding theyre retiring Ray (Lewis) jersey or something on game day," coach Gary Kubiak said. "Im sure that will add to the emotions, so we better stay focused." SACK HAPPY: Houstons top priority on offence will be to protect quarterback Matt Schaub from Baltimore sack specialists Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. Between them, they have 152 career sacks. "Its a very tough combination," said Schaub, who has been sacked only four times this season. "You cant slide your protection one way or the other. Youve got to be honest on both sides." BUDDING RIVALRY: This will be the fifth game between the teams since the start of the 2010 season, and its beginning to feel like a grudge match. "We have played in some good football games with them," Kubiak said. "I dont expect this to be any different." Houston linebacker Brian Cushing added, "Were two competitive teams. Whether were playing here or there, we know its going to be a very good football game." 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