File - Phelps apologized for the incident and said he was checking himself into rehab for six weeks.
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American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge.Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States at the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships in Russia next August, USA Swimming said in a statement.Phelps, who has won some 22 Olympic medals, 18 of them gold, will also forfeit a monthly stipend from USA Swimming during the six-month suspension.Dara Torres, a 12-time Olympic medalist, said she believed Phelps could still make the U.S. squad for Rio de Janeiro.
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