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Sheriff Lott Gives up on Charging Michael Phelps

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Lott said his investigators couldn't find enough evidence to charge anyone — including Phelps — who attended the party with any crime. [The State]

Um yeah, it’s kind of hard to convict a guy of smoking a bong at a party 4 months ago. That’s just one of many reasons that literally everyone in the world thought this was a terrible idea. Lott’s press conference was supremely lame, as he played the role of a valiant public servant caught in an epic "damned if you do, damned if you don’t" conundrum. As if anybody was going to give him a hard time for failing to launch a massive investigation against a misdemeanor marijuana suspect who couldn’t even be legally extradited because the charge was so petty.

Anyhow, it’s probably safe to say the Michael Phelps mega-controversy will likely begin fizzling out from here, unless he gets caught free-basing bubble hash on YouTube.

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