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Report: Michael Phelps Was Gambling At Maryland Casino Right Before Getting DUI

Olympic Great Facing Second DUI Charge

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It’s no secret that Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is into poker and enjoys spending time in casinos. He is friends with some poker pros, including Antonio Esfandiari.

According to TMZ, Phelps, who was hit with his second lifetime DUI on Tuesday morning, was playing cards at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore shortly before getting pulled over.

Phelps was pulled over just a few miles from the casino at around 1:40 a.m.

According to the Associated Press, Phelps allegedly registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped for speeding. The legal limit in Maryland is .08.

He was going 84 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone, police said.

The AP report added:

Phelps was placed under arrest after initially refusing to take the one leg stand test. Shortly afterward, the officer wrote, Phelps asked to take the test by the side of the road, but “appeared disoriented, argumentative and did not attempt the test.”

Phelps’ trial is scheduled for Nov. 19.

He faces up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine and the loss of his driver’s license for six months, but since his last DUI was nearly 10 years ago, he could receive probation again.

“He’s more likely to be eaten by a polar bear than go to jail for a year,” attorney Leonard Shapiro, a former prosecutor with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney, told the AP.

“If incarcerated at all, it’ll likely be for a weekend.

 
 
 
 

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L2K4FC
over 4 years ago

You should go to jail. I don't care if you have 60 gold medals. Your life is not any more valuable than the unfortunate soul you are going to kill some day because you are so damn selfish you can't even call a cab.

 
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volcomxx
over 4 years ago

bosses dont go to jail sry brah

 
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sowhat
over 4 years ago

This dude has made a lot of money. Hire a god damn driver before you kill someone.

 
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L2K4FC
over 4 years ago

Volcomxx you are right. Most don't. But, they should. He should do time. If I knew him personally I'd punch him in the balls. DD after the first time - you got major life problems brah.

 
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volcomxx
over 4 years ago

he would beat you to a pulp brah

 
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L2K4FC
over 4 years ago

LOl. Thats funny considering I could be anybody for all you know. Anyways - with a drinking problem like his, I'd take my chances.

 
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volcomxx
over 4 years ago

your not anybody and hes a world class athlete he would fold you like a pretzel.

 
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Jay13
over 4 years ago

I've been pulled over half a dozen times late night after casino poker. The reason was always BS and they let me go once I told them I don't drink. Comes with the territory I guess.

 
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1Stopand2Go
over 4 years ago

*****Horseshoe should have Comped him a Ride Home*****

He's a high roller and they dropped the ball-

 
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