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Phelps suspended from competition

Updated: February 6, 2009, 12:29 PM ET
Associated Press

Michael Phelps' day grew lousier by the hour on Thursday.

First he lost a major sponsor, then he got suspended.

The Olympic great was suspended from competition for three months by USA Swimming, the latest fallout from a photo that showed him inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

The sport's national governing body also cut off its financial support to Phelps for the same three-month period, effective immediately.

"This is not a situation where any anti-doping ...

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