File - Phelps is serving a six-month suspension after a drunk-driving violation last September in Baltimore.
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Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year's World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported Tuesday.Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and retired after the 2012 London Olympics with a career record 22 Olympic medals, only to make a comeback last year.While playing coy about his plans for more Olympic success at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the worlds is the final major global competition ahead of the Rio swim showdown and a pivotal place for Phelps to test himself against potential Olympic foes.U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary said Phelps has been punished enough without taking away a chance to perform at worlds.
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