Swimming sensation Michael Phelps has again apologized to fans for what he called "regrettable behavior" after he was photographed with a marijuana pipe. Was his apology based on a car endorsement?
Phelps recently signed a deal with Mazda to endorse them in China, for which the automaker is reportedly paying the 23-year-old more than $1 million.
Mazda issued a statement saying they will continue to use Phelps. "His expression of remorse and his determination to make amends, and especially his video apology and expression of thanks to the Chinese people, give us confidence that Phelps can make a healthy return to the pool and have even more brilliant achievements," the company said.
Phelps first issued a public apology to his fans at the beginning of this month.