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)
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former NBA player Larry Hughes accused of rape

Former NBA player Larry Hughes has been accused of rape in New York. Hughes reportedly met the 22-year-old woman at Greenhouse nightclub and left with her around 4AM Friday morning. The two walked back to his hotel at the Trump SoHo.   Video shows the two of them walking to the nearby hotel. Sources said he did not appear to be forcing her. After she left the hotel she went to...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
21 hours ago  | 

Bryce Harper gets benched for 'lack of hustle'

Photo: @sportingnews The Nationals had a closed door meeting Thursday night, after they were blown out by the St. Louis Cardinals. Now it hasn’t come out exactly what was said in that meeting, however it seems that maximum effort was something stressed. Matt Williams told reporters after the game that Harper had been benched for “lack of hustle.” In the bottom of the 6th inning...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 hours ago  | 

Melo wants Phil Jackson to bring in another superstar

Carmelo Anthony was frustrated with the way the New York Knicks’ season went and called the 37-45 record that resulted in the team missing the playoffs a “failure.” He has the opportunity to become a free agent this summer and wants to return to the Knicks, but he also wants to win. Before committing to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  | 

Are the San Francisco 49ers in store for a blowup season?

On the surface you could look at all the recent success for the San Francisco 49ers and easily assume they’re well on their way to being perennial contenders for a long time to come. But despite their 36-11-1 record over the last three years which included a Super Bowl trip in 2012 and NFC Championship game appearances in both 2011 and 2013 under Jim Harbaugh, the team seems to...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  | 

Craig Sager releases statement on leukemia treatment

This week Craig Sager’s son revealed on Twitter that his father was to undergo treatment for leukemia just as the NBA Playoffs were set to begin.  Turner Sports has yet to have an official statement on the matter, but they have released a statement from Sager himself. It’s a short statement, but it possesses his trademark sense of humor and even makes reference to his tete a...
Via Awful Announcing
8 hours ago  | 

Report: Raiders will cut Terrelle Pryor if they can't trade him

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Raiders will release QB Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him this weekend. Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the week that the Raiders were hoping to trade Pryor before the beginning of the offseason program on Monday. It’s not a secret that the Raiders have been looking to trade Pryor, but the timeline is...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 hours ago  | 

PHOTO: Astros prospect takes fastball to the face

Corpus Christi’s OF Delino DeShields Jr. had a rough night. The son of former Cubs second baseman/outfielder (DeShields Sr.) took a 90 mph fastball to the right side of his face during the seventh inning of a Double-A game. He went down for a brief spell, but was able to walk off on […] 
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  | 

Is Miguel Cabrera this generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that up only to awkwardly segue into this. Friday, the reigning American League MVP turned...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 hours ago  | 

Report: Mike Woodson doesn't want to be fired in person

This is odd, but it’s the Knicks, so it’s just right. According to ESPN.com via Stephen A. Smith, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson has no intention of meeting with Phil Jackson until he knows if he still has a job. Furthermore, reports say Woodson would prefer Jackson and the Knicks fire him via his agent or phone call. On Wednesday, the coach said he’d like a resolution on...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  | 

Report: Grizzlies' Calathes suspended 20 games

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes will be suspended 20 games for violating the NBA’s Anti-Drug policy. Calathes, averaging 4.9 points and 2.9 assists in 17 minutes per game this season, tested positive for Tamoxifen, which was part of an over-the-counter athletic supplement he had used, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies will...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
1 day 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.