Michael Phelps taking time away from swimming after DUI arrest, to ‘attend a program’

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Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps is taking “some time away” from swimming and is entering a six-week, in-patient program less than a week after being arrested for driving under the influence in Baltimore.

“The past few days have been extremely difficult,” Phelps said in a statement. “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.”

Read for instance USA Today and see Huffington Post

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