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Following Michael Phelps' DUI arrest last week, says that he is taking a break from swimming to "attend a program" that will help him better understand himself.

The 29-year-old, who was reportedly boozing and gambling at a casino (possibly with purported girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler) is at his low point now.

According to his official Twitter account, the athletic legend writes:

Mike Phelps
  • "The past few days have been extremely difficult."
  • "I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself."
  • "I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself."
  • "Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."

The 22-time Olympic medalist was charged last week with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lines on I-95 in Baltimore, where he lives.

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Early on Tuesday morning Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI. The following day Phelps apologized for the incident, but offered no new details with regard to the arrest.

Well, we've received some information that may shed some light on it ...

Several days later, very little has been confirmed, other than the fact that Phelps was boozing and gambling in a casino for several hours before getting behind the wheel.

Though neither Phelps nor local law enforcement have been forthcoming with regard to new details, we may now know the identity of the new lady in Phelps' life.

One who was reportedly with him on the night of his arrest.

An anonymous tipster informs THG that locals in the Canton area of Batlimore in which Michael lives have determined that Phelps is romantically involved with Washington, D.C. resident Taylor Lianne Chandler.

And from the sound of things, their relationship is a dramatic one:

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We know where Michael Phelps was around 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday morning:

The Olympic swimmer was about 84 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone and, therefore, got arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

But now we also know where Phelps was for the eight hours prior to this incident:

Michael Phelps for Subway

According to TMZ sources, Phelps was at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. He arrived at 5 p.m. and sat in a VIP room, reportedly playing Blackjack and Poker.

The record-setting Gold Medalist left at approximately 1 a.m. was was drinking beer for most of the night, according to witnesses.

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TMZ is reporting that Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was arrested for DUI while driving in Maryland late last night.

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Phelps was reportedly doing 84 in a 45 mph zone when he was stopped by officers who immediately realized the record breaking swimmer was very drunk.

Sources say Phelps didn't make it through his field sobriety and a breathalyzer indicated that his BAC was nearly twice the legal limit.

This isn't the first time Phelps has been busted for driving under the influence.

In 2004, a then 19-year-old Phelps was pulled over and found to be intoxicated. He struck a plea deal and got off with 18 months probation.

Phelps cleaned up his act and went on to win an astonishing 18 Olympic gold medals.

In 2008 the so-called Flying Fish slipped up again, however, as Phelps was caught smoking weed while partying with college kids.

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Sorry, Armie Hammer. Your arrest for marijuana possession didn't even make THG's Top 10 favorite marijuana scandals ... though it did inspire us to compile the list!

Note that there are plenty of pot smokers out there who don't appear here simply because they haven't been busted for their antics. We snub them, but they win!

Anyway, take a look at some recent stars involved in weed-related police matters below and vote for which celebrity stoner is your favorite ...

  • Chace Crawford Mug Shot
  • Matthew McConaughey mug shot

10. Chace Crawford / Matthew McConaughey (tie). The Texans tie for the 10 spot based on the classic mug shots taken after their respective arrests.

9. Snoop Dogg. Snoop's arrest this month was about as shocking as ... the #7 man on this list, who was also cited for possession in the same TOWN!

8. Jermaine Hopkins / Sam Hurd (tie). The Lean On Me star and Chicago Bears player may not be household names ... but were big time DEALERS.

7. Willie Nelson. Seriously, just leave Willie alone cops.

  • Soulja Boy Mug Shot
  • New Brooke Mueller Mug Shot

6. Soulja Boy. Recently pulled over with his entourage carrying a bunch of weed, cash and a gun. All in one briefcase. Sometimes you gotta travel light.

5. Michael Phelps. Don't hit the bong after winning a gold medal, kids.

4. Brooke Mueller. Charlie's ex claims her infamous crack pipe incident merely involved weed. Even if you give her the benefit of the doubt, what a mess!

3. Jenelle Evans. Girl can't go 24 hours without smoking up! Or getting arrested. At least some of her probation woes stem from positive drug tests.

2. Miley Cyrus. Our #2 scandal didn't even involve weed, necessarily ... but Miles totally smokes it, and who else could compete with this bong video!

1. DMX. The all-time king of celebrity mug shots is only slightly less known for his affinity for the sticky-sticky. Sometimes those things are related!

Who's your favorite celebrity stoner?

 

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Michael Phelps is a better boyfriend than he is a swimmer.

With controversy swirling around girlfriend Caroline Pal and her racy photos, the Olympic champion has taken the focus off his oft-nude gal pal by getting himself photographed smoking marijuana.

Michael Phelps in London

The incident took place in November, months after Phelps captured eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, at a University Of South Carolina house party. Said a witness:

“He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits."

What a competitor! Such intense drive is a necessary component for champions such as Phelps, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Over the weekend, Phelps apologized for the incident.

"I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment... I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner that people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public -- it will not happen again."

It's okay, Michael. We're already distracted by these pics of your GF.

  • Palling Around with Women
  • A Friendly Pal
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  • A Lewd Model

Michael Phelps Biography

Michael Phelps Photo Michael Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. He won eight gold medals - eight! - at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing,... More »
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