So this one party that Michael Phelps attended in South Carolina not only ruined his reputation, it also put a mini dent in his wallet. According to Page Six, Phelps was outgunned at a game of beirut.
“The Olympics hero lost a pile of money betting in a high-stakes session of the drinking game beer pong, in which players wing pingpong balls into plastic cups. “I saw Phelps pull out a roll, a bank-wrapped $2,000. He said, ‘I’ll match the $2,000,’ ” onlooker Michael Whitworth told the State newspaper. “Good ol’ Phelpsie lost it, too.”
Poor Mikey! What else could have happened on this one night? He probably should have just stayed home and watched tapes of the Olympics.