Olympian Michael Phelps visits Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps made a stop in Alabama overnight.

The record setting swimmer had dinner Wednesday night at a popular Birmingham restaurant with several friends, including Doree Walker, a former Miss Alabama USA.

Walker said she and Phelps became friends earlier this year in Las Vegas.

She also said they are not dating.

Phelps won a record 8 gold medals at this year's summer Olympic Games in China.

--- Information from: The Birmingham News

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