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DUIs, Drugs & More! Michael Phelps' Biggest Secrets & Scandals Exposed!

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Aug. 4 2016, Published 9:57 a.m. ET

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Michael Phelps has been chosen to be the U.S. flag bearer for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, but was he the right choice? Click through these slides to relive all of the athlete's biggest scandals!

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Phelps, 31, was first arrested for DUI in 2004 when he was just 19 years old. He was pulled over for blowing a stop sign, and blew .08 on a breathalyzer test. He was sentenced to 18 months probation, and had to pay $55 in court fees and $250 in fines. His probation included giving speeches about the dangers of alcohol to students and abstinence from alcohol and illegal drugs.

EXCLUSIVE: Newly single Michael Phelps parties poolside in the Bahamas

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Then in 2009, photos of the Olympic athlete smoking marijuana the year prior surfaced. Phelps reportedly tried to buy the pictures before they were leaked, but was unsuccessful and was suspended from swimming for three months. He also lost one his major sponsorships with Kellogg.

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EXCLUSIVE: Newly single Michael Phelps parties poolside in the Bahamas

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Phelps avoided jail time for a second DUI arrest in 2014. Instead, his license was suspended for 90 days and he was ordered to 18-months probation.

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EXCLUSIVE: Newly single Michael Phelps parties poolside in the Bahamas

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He later checked into a rehab facility for treatment, and revealed to Matt Lauer that he "didn't want to see another day" at one point during his downward spiral.

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Phelps has also dealt with plenty of demons in the bedroom — including intersex model Taylor Lianne Chandler. The two met on Tinder and had sex at his Baltimore home. They also engaged in steamy text message sessions, which RadarOnline.com exclusively obtained.

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Open Swimming Training Session At Rod Laver Arena

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Then, dominatrix Kim Petro claimed she gave the swimmer a "golden shower" for $900 in a bombshell interview .

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Petro revealed to The ENQUIRER that he wore a thong during their encounter, and "pleasured himself" afterwards.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials – Day 5

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Since their encounter, Phelps proposed to Miss California USA, Nicole Johnson, 31. The couple has had a tumultuous relationship, as they met in 2009 and broke up in 2012 before welcoming their son Boomer in 2016.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials – Day 7

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Phelps is currently the most decorated Olympian of all time, obtaining 22 medals in three Olympic games.

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2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials – Day 4

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Will you watch Phelps compete in Rio? Tell us in the comments!

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