Quotes of the day

“‘This case is no different than any other case,’ Lott said Monday. ‘This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It’s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.'”

“‘So the guy smokes pot,’ Mr. Cohen said. ‘For once I’d like someone to say, ‘Yeah, I smoke pot, it’s harmless and I enjoy it.’’ Instead, he said, Mr. Phelps is lying by pretending he’ll never do it again…

‘The people who should be shaping our kids’ conduct are parents, friends, people they know in the community,’ he said. ‘Michael Phelps’ glory is that he’s an incredibly talented swimmer. Unless your child happens to be a fish, why do you want him to be a role model?'”