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Michael Phelps Returns to Endorse Subway Sandwiches

Michael Phelps Will Shine Again in Subway's Spotlight

Subway's ready to test the waters again with spokesperson Michael Phelps: This past Sunday during the US national swimming championships, the sandwichmaker began airing commercial spots starring the Olympic gold medalist. Phelps' year got off to a rocky start when a photo surfaced in February of him smoking marijuana out of a bong.

Within days, USA Swimming had suspended the Olympian from the sport for three months, and Kellogg's decided not to renew its contract with Phelps. Amidst the scandal, the swimming champion was able to hang onto his other major endorsement, Subway — by a thread.

The sandwich chain maintained it was sticking by Phelps, but removed all semblance of Phelps from its website as well as delayed his TV campaign slated for the beginning of the year. The commercials are to reveal that the swimmer — who, at the peak of training, eats as much as 10,000 calories a day — is a fan of Subway's meatball sandwich with jalapeños.

Do you think it's a smart move on Subway's part to hang onto Michael Phelps as a spokesperson?

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Sofia-Soubrette Sofia-Soubrette 8 years
I've seen the commercials and I think they are hysterical! You gotta love celebs that can laugh at themselves, and Michael so subtly does. And Kudos to Subway for recognizing that good people can make bad choices.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that it's a good thing that they decided to bring him back. i hate to say it but the campaign that they've been running for so long is kind of used up - and tired. bringing him back just shows that they are willing to be forgiving of something dumb that he did, and know where their potential market share lies.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
This man is NOT cute at all. But I did see the Subway commerical for the first time today, and it was nice.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I have no problem with him. I hope they do well.
mlen mlen 8 years
haha me too zabrow. the commercials are already on by me- him and jared. i have no problem with them
zabrow zabrow 8 years
i'm just jealous that he gets to eat 10,000 calories a day! haha
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Chief, ...or Smoke on the (Bong) Water.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Hey.....anyone with the "munchies" after a few tokes would love a sandwich!......Maybe they could name the meatball wich "reefer madness"!
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