Early on Tuesday morning in Baltimore, Michael Phelps was arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
In response to a request for whether USA Swimming would be conducting any investigation, the organization released the following statement:
“The news regarding Michael Phelps and his actions are disappointing and unquestionably serious. We expect our athletes to conduct themselves responsibly in and out of the pool.”
USA Swimming did not respond to the specific question as to whether the organization planned its own investigation into the arrest, and as of posting had not responded to a specific follow-up question as to whether USA Swimming was planning any punishment in the matter and if so, at which point in the legal process USA Swimming might consider such action.
This afternoon, Phelps acknowledged the arrest and apologized on his Twitter account.