go to MSN.com
Found December 06, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Like many of us who watched the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, it sounds like Justin Bieber got wrapped up in the athletic ability and fantastic personality of US swimming star Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old Franklin is an admittedly huge Bieber fan, as evidenced by the time she went nuts after he sent her a congratulatory tweet.

Back in August, Justin decided to send her a massive care package loaded with T-shirts, CDs, posters and other stuff. Franklin tweeted a photo of the goods when she received them.

Come to find out, Missy had to send it all back. During a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine, Franklin explained how the gifts from the Biebs nearly jeopardized her amateur status.

“It was really sweet of him,” she explained. “But it was considered a form of special treatment that could have jeopardized my amateur status. I’ve given up way too much and sacrificed too much to keep a Justin Bieber T-shirt and lose it all. So I sent it back.”

Franklin has already turned down a fortune in potential endorsement deals so she can continue to compete at the high school level. Rules are rules, so sending back the Bieber gear at this stage in her career was a no-brainer. We’re going to be seeing a lot more of the gold medalist’s face in the coming years, so I doubt Bieber will forget about her. If Missy wants another care package in a few years, I’m sure he’d be happy to send it along.

Franklin accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley, next year.

H/T Game On!
Photo Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

9 Comments:
  • Ewwww to all of this
  • Missy would be better off at Stanford!
  • missy==don't get hung up on Justin Bieber==he's a little boy flash in the pan while you have actual talent!
  • Talk about being full of yourself. You don't send a girl a bunch of pictures and swag with nothing but stuff about yourself. You find out what/who else she's into and use your connections to set her up with some concert tickets and paraphenalia from someone else.
  • He's going to be a nobody, trying to make a surge at the last hurrah for himself. Don't feel bad about giving the junk back.
  • Bieber is a nobody; his publicity machine is crashing since his sham relationship with whats-her-name. Soon all the little girls who make up 99.9% of his fan base will realize why he wears girls jeans and has a women's perfume line.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

19-year-old Barbara Palvin is the face, eyes of Victoria's Secret Holiday 2012

You may know 19-year-old Barbara Palvin as the Angel who tweeted a photo of herself with Justin Bieber. You may know the Hungarian model as the face of the Victoria's Secret Designer Lingerie... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Full Court Press: How Justin Bieber Almost Ruined Missy Franklin’s Amateur Status, President’s Playing Football, The Most Popular Women on the Web

Click on photo to read more about Bieber and Franklin Justin Bieber… Everywhere you go you find Bieber. He’s crushing broads at the Victoria Secret fashion show. He’s kicking it with Olympians. Bieber is just running sh$t, while I’m blogging. Good for him. The Press Fantasy Football 2012 Week 14 Quarterback Rankings [BleacherReport] A Definitive Gallery of the NBA’s Tallest...

Barbara Palvin Hot Chick of the Day (Pictures)

Barbara Palvin is here to end your Friday in style.  She is a Hungarian fashion model, and does some work with the Victoria Secret fashion show.  She also got in the internet news when she took a pictures with Justin Bieber.  Check out her hot pics below. Barbara Palvin Hot Check out our Home Page...

Missy Franklin rejects Bieber's gifts

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ends at 41 2/3 innings

Since June 13, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has not allowed a run, until Thursday night. Kershaw went 41 2/3 innings without allowing a run until he gave up a solo home run to Padres third baseman, Chase Headley. Kershaw was able to battle out of the game with only the one run given […]
Via Full Scale Sports
6 hours ago

Ex-teammate likely ratted out Ryan Braun to MLB in 2013

How was MLB able to get Ryan Braun to agree to a 65-game suspension in 2013 despite the absence of a failed drug test? There was so much evidence against Braun that the Brewers slugger decided to accept his fate. And where did MLB get all the evidence? Not only did they have Anthony Bosch […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago

Lacrosse company upset with favoritism to softball, Title IX

Warrior, a sporting goods company specializing mostly in lacrosse (and hockey) apparel and equipment, came out firing on Thursday night after seeing softball televised on ESPN while lacrosse was on ESPN2. Here is the tweet sent from the official Warrior account: Does anyone else find it laughable that Softball is on ESPN1 & #WorldLax is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago

Donovan McNabb, Randy Moss: Coaching is Cowboys' problem

The Dallas Cowboys have not made the playoffs since 2009, which was also the last time they posted a winning record. Despite having some talented players on their roster, the Cowboys can’t seem to win when it counts. Tony Romo takes most of the blame for that, but Donovan McNabb and Randy Moss see things […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago

Jones-Drew, Schaub believe London deserves NFL team

It's not just NFL higher-ups who believe the sport should be expanded over the pond. In an interview with BritviewNFL.com's Neil Reynolds, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew opined that London deserves a full-time franchise. "You know what? I think they deserve one," Jones-Drew said, via NFL.com. "It's just the toll it takes on the body because...
Via Helmet2Helmet
9 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka reportedly has a partially torn UCL

Oh man, this is bad news. Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees’ stellar Japanese hurler was placed on the disabled list yesterday with “elbow inflammation,” but after an MRI the news got much, much worse on Thursday. Tanaka has reportedly been diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. That injury almost always leads to Tommy John surgery...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 hours ago

Favre jersey retirement called off in 2014 over fear of booing?

A time will come when Brett Favre has his No. 4 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers. That time just doesn't appear like it will come in 2014 though.Packers president Mark Murphy talked about the matter recently with ESPNWisconsin.com, and despite continually saying that the franchise plans to retire Favre's jersey, Murphy admitted it was highly unlikely such an occurrence...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 hours ago

Paul Azinger: Tiger has become worse in quest to get better

SOUTHPORT, England – Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him. Woods has gone through four swing changes with three coaches during his career, each time saying the objective was to get better. In a conference call for ESPN, Azinger said that in his quest to get better, “I think he’s actually gotten a little bit worse...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago

Boston Celtics still looking to trade Rajon Rondo?

The Boston Celtics have been one of the more active trades on the free agent and trade market so far this offseason, and they are reportedly still looking to trade Rajon Rondo. According to a report from CelticsBlog, there appears to be a very likely chance that he will end up being traded at some point in the near future. There have been rumors surrounding Rondo about the Sacramento...
Via Sports-Glory
14 hours ago

NFL teams split more than $6 billion in revenue last season

Anyone worried how all the bad press the NFL has gotten for its treatment of former players and worries about concussions would impact the league’s bottom line can stop worrying. It’s doing just fine. According to financials released by the Green Bay Packers on Thursday afternoon, the NFL’s teams split more than $6 billion between them last season, which was a record amount...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
14 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.