finally, a sensible take on the michael phelps "scandal".
bottom line: everybody put in the position of hero ain't one.
furthermore, it is extraordinarily problematic to worship youth on the one hand, then be unforgiving when youth acts like itself.
legally speaking, yeah, he screwed up.
morally, though, what has he done besides show us he can swim?
he has not been entrusted with the lives of children, the financial future of hundreds, or the governance of a city, town or state.
so far, he's a kid who can swim. what are you broken hearted about?