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Speedo USA, 3 other sponsors drop Lochte after Rio incident

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery. In quick succession, four sponsors announced they were dumping the swimmer, who has since apologized and conceded that he embellished what happened during a now-infamous stop at a Rio gas station. Swimsuit...
Via AP on Fox
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte just lost all his sponsors

Honesty is the best policy, and United States swimmer Ryan Lochte just learned that lesson the hard way. Lochte, trying to look like a hero, fabricated details regarding what happened at a gas station in Rio. It was a bad look for him, as Rio marked the final Olympics he’ll compete in, and was a lot of egg on his face. He’s losing out on a lot of money as well. All four of Lochte’s...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte loses four endorsement deals on Monday over robbery scandal

Ryan Lochte was able to get out of Rio and away from trouble, and the companies that endorse him were able to get away as well. Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren Corp. and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela issued statements less than three hours apart on Monday, and were soon followed by Airweave, a Japanese mattress maker. Speedo released a statement, via the Washington Post: “While we have...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte signs endorsement deal with cough drop company

Ryan Lochte has been dropped by all of his major sponsors in the wake of the incident he was involved with at a gas station in Brazil, but at least one company is willing to work with him despite the bad publicity. TMZ learned on Thursday that Lochte has signed an endorsement deal with the Pine Brothers throat lozenge company. The CEO of the company, Rider McDowell, said he believes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor - Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops - that says customers should give Lochte ''a second chance'' after a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics. Lochte had lost four major sponsors Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren, over what happened in Rio. Lochte initially said he and three swimming teammates were robbed after their taxi was...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report.
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Today’ execs reportedly upset over Al Roker’s criticism of Ryan Lochte

When Al Roker and Billy Bush engaged in a fierce debate on NBC’s Today about whether Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed in Rio, most people seemed to view Roker as the good guy. While Bush was employing some sort of warped “Kids will be kids” logic to defend the 32-year-old Lochte, Roker called out the swimmer for straight up lying, saying: “He lied to you, he lied...
Via Awful Announcing
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps put a name to his famous Phelpsface: Future

NEW YORK (AP) The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night and it's one word: Future. Phelps introduced Future at the MTV Video Music Awards, revealing that he was listening to the rapper and singer when he was photographed grimacing, hood up, headphones on, sitting in a chair near rival near Chad...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps reveals what he was listening to when he made 'Phelps Face'

One of the most memorable moments from this year's Olympic Games in Rio came when Michael Phelps absolutely mean-mugged South African rival Chad Le Clos before a race. As Le Clos warmed up with a shadow boxing routine moments before the two approached the pool, cameras caught Phelps staring at his opponent with an angry glare that would go viral on social media and later be dubbed ...
Via FOX Sports
August 29, 2016

Facebook post from Michael Phelps fan with autism inspires

BALTIMORE (AP) A Michael Phelps fan who has autism has become an inspiration on his own after sharing his dream of competing in the Olympics one day on the swimmer's Facebook page. Austin Levingston's Aug. 16 post congratulating Phelps on his Olympic performance has received more than 3,000 likes. In it, the 21-year-old Kansas man says he's attending college and hopes to be the...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte is sick and tired of talking about his incident in Rio

It came out early Tuesday that Ryan Lochte will be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars. This means that we will get to see Lochte’s bright and shining face on national TV once again (Yippee!). Lochte’s national media tour started with Good Morning America. Inevitably, the U.S. swimmer was asked about the fake robbery. Lochte once again apologized for his stupidity...
Via The Comeback
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps has 'never seen' Ryan Lochte's dance moves

LOS ANGELES (AP) Michael Phelps isn't sure what kind of moves Ryan Lochte has planned for ''Dancing with the Stars.'' The 23-time Olympic gold medalist said Friday at the ''Call of Duty'' fan convention that he's never seen him dance. Lochte is competing against such celebs as rapper Vanilla Ice and ''Brady Bunch'' actress Maureen McCormick in the ABC dancing competition's latest...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte suspended 10 months by USOC, USA Swimming

Ryan Lochte has been suspended 10 months by the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming for his role in an internationally-publicized scandal during the Olympics in Rio. The 10-month suspension keeps Lochte out of the 2017 World Championships. The three other swimmers involved in the incident also received suspensions, but for less time. TMZ Sports says one of the swimmers was suspended...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte accepts 10-month ban for gas-station incident in Rio.

DENVER (AP) Ryan Lochte accepts 10-month ban for gas-station incident in Rio.
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte sought advice from Michael Phelps after incident

Ryan Lochte says he sought advice from one of his U.S. Swimming teammates not long after he got himself into trouble by lying about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio. A pretty notable teammate, too. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that will air in full on Monday, Lochte spoke about how he reached out to Michael Phelps last month. “I reached out to him because I knew he hit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Protesters storm stage after Ryan Lochte's Dancing with the Stars debut

Disgraced US Olympian Ryan Lochte’s first stop on his image rehabilitation tour is the place where all C-level celebrities go for a jumpstart to their careers – Dancing with the Stars. It didn’t get off to a great start. Lochte’s debut DWTS appearance was marred on Monday night when an apparent protester came on to the dance floor. Lochte had just finished his first dance...
Via The Comeback
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Lochte feels 'hurt' after 'Dancing with the Stars' incident

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ryan Lochte says he feels ''a little hurt'' after being involved in an altercation on ''Dancing with the Stars'' that prompted producers to cut to commercials. The beleaguered swimmer was reportedly rushed by an unknown pair of men wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts while receiving his scores from judge Carrie Ann Inaba on Monday's live installment of the celebrity...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: 2 arrested for rushing Lochte during 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on a security incident on ''Dancing with the Stars'' (all times local): 9 p.m. Police say two men are under arrest on suspicion of criminal trespassing for rushing the stage during swimmer Ryan Lochte's debut performance on ''Dancing with the Stars.'' Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Mike Lopez says the two men were detained by security on the...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

'DWTS' host: Lochte protesters rushing stage was 'unnerving'

LOS ANGELES (AP) ''Dancing with the Stars'' host Tom Bergeron says everyone was shocked when two men rushed the stage to protest Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after his performance on the ABC reality competition. Bergeron described the incident as ''really unnerving'' on ABC's ''Good Morning America'' on Tuesday. The men were wearing anti-Lochte t-shirts when they took the stage...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte ‘DWTS’ protesters speak out after release from jail

It made for a wild and surreal scene on Monday night when two men stormed the stage shortly after Ryan Lochte’s first performance alongside partner Cheryl Burke on this season’s edition of “Dancing With The Stars.” VIDEO: Anti-Ryan Lochte protester tackled during #DWTS https://t.co/B6XcAFGzYQ pic.twitter.com/LuzYY6cwuM — ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) September 13,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte protesters defend 'DWTS' ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on ''Dancing with the Stars'' are defending their actions after being released from jail. Sam Satoodeh told ABC News on Tuesday that they wanted to ''get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar and, under Brazilian law, a criminal.'' The two rushed the stage Monday while wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts to protest the...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte protesters defend TV show ambush after arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) The protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on ''Dancing with the Stars'' are defending their actions after being released from jail. Sam Satoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing and each held on $1,000 bail after the pair rushed the stage Monday to protest the Olympic swimmer on the ABC ballroom dancing competition. ''Our...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Unflappable in pool, Phelps shaky on the tee

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 2:30 p.m. So much for all those Olympic races in the pool with a gold medal on the line. Michael Phelps says the most unnerving athletic moment of his life took place on land - teeing off at a celebrity tournament ahead of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. ''Probably the most nervous I've ever been,'' Phelps...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Prosecutors charge men after Ryan Lochte protest on TV show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of ''Dancing with the Stars'' in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. The Los Angeles city attorney's office says Sam Sotoodeh and Barzeen Soroudi were charged Monday with interfering with a performance and leaving a spectator area and entering a stage, both misdemeanors. The 59-year-old Sotoodeh...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Phelps said he warned Lochte to 'keep your head on straight' before Rio incident

CHASKA, Minn. -- Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics."I did have a talk with him about two days before about not doing anything bad," said Phelps, who retired after the Summer Games as the most-decorated Olympian of all time. "I told him, `Just keep...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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