Are professional athletes role models?
By now, everybody has seen the photo of Olympic star Michael Phelps smoking marijuana out of a bong.
Phelps is 22 years old and won a record eight gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, propelling him to iconic status. He picked up many many endorsement deals and fans in the process.
But he attended a party at the University of South Carolina with a female student he was seeing when the now-famous photo was snapped.
Some people think Phelps needs to be role model because he is a professional athlete and should not doing anything like this in public, while many people don't think it is a big deal because he is college age and doing what many kids that age do.
What is your opinion?