Michael Phelps was charged with DUI for the second time when he was arrested in Maryland on Tuesday. Phelps has won 22 Olympic swimming medals – including 18 golds – but has had trouble with alcohol which he ackowleged on twitter Sunday morning.
Phelps tweeted that he was headed to rehab expressing disappointment with himself.
The past few days have been extremely difficult. 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. Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future.
Currently no sponsors of Phelps have opted to leave the swimmer who came out of retirement in April.