This is one situation where I wish I wasn’t right (see my Olympics post of last summer where I suggested he get a therapist to deal with the post-Olympic letdown). We saw this four years ago, and we’re seeing it again now. Phelps hasn’t quite learned to deal with his time outside of the swimming pool.
Yes, he is just a 23 year old – and yes, he is held to a higher standard. But rightfully so.