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Athletes Indiscretions While Endorsing Reputable Company’s
In this assignment to write about particular professional athletes in scandals while receiving endorsement deals from reputable company’s, there are certainly a lot of individuals that can be added and talked about in detail pertaining to this category. The assignment particularly poses the question, “Should companies that had endorsement deals with Michael Phelps and Tiger Woods have dropped them from their advertising?” This is a question that I’m sure can be answered in so many different ways depending on who is asked. Let’s start with Michael Phelps. In February of 2009, then 23 year-old Michael Phelps apologized for his youthful indiscretion when he was caught on camera at a party smoking a bong that allegedly contained marijuana. The party took place three months after the Olympics while he was taking a break from training after he had won 8 gold medals. It wasn’t determined then nor was it clear how often Phelps actually engaged in this inappropriate activity in which he indulged in the consumption of marijuana. I must say though, that during the time of this publicized incident the average person I believe definitely thinks that this was not his first time in him engaging in such activity. That’s my opinion and I do believe that the companies that have endorsement deals with him do have their own say so whether to continue with him or not. From my own recollection the one main company that I remember dropped him from their advertisement was Kellogg Corn Flakes. I do remember that he was removed from their cereal boxes. From this incident Michael Phelps eventually gave the following apology in which he stated, "I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment. I'm 23 years old and despite the successes I've had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not...
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