Subway accepts Michael Phelps’ apology, wants him to make them some bread

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It’s been a pretty rough week for former American golden boy Michael Phelps. Photographic evidenced that seemed to show him enjoying the business end of a bong surfaced, he apologized, was punished and began to see his endorsement dollars dissipate.

But all is not lost for Mr. Phelps. Sandwich juggernaut Subway has announced they’re sticking by the swimming star.

Like most Americans, and like Michael Phelps himself, we were disappointed in his behavior, Subway, which specializes in sandwiches, said in a statement. Also like most Americans, we accept his apology. Moving forward, he remains in our plans. In an article posted on website AdAge.com, the industry journal cited executives close to the matter as saying a campaign featuring Phelps and slated for early 2009 would be delayed.

I think I speak for all of us that the campaign can’t come soon enough. That “Five-Dollar Footlong” jingle is so played, and yet capable of getting stuck in the viewers head every single time it airs.

Sponsor Subway sticking by Phelps (Yahoo)

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