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Cough drop company signs Ryan Lochte to endorsement deal

Things may be looking up for disgraced swimmer Ryan Lochte, who was dropped by Speedo and three other sponsors after admittedly "overexaggerating" a story about getting robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics.After apologizing for his behavior and his version of events, the 12-time Olympic medalist has been signed by Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops.Lochte will appear in print...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte charged in Brazil for filing false police report

The Brazilians really have some balls on them. AFP reported Thursday that Ryan Lochte has been charged in Brazil for filing a false police report. “Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime,” police said in a statement, via the AFP. Lochte and fellow swimmer Jimmy Feigen initially told police they were pulled over at random in their taxi and robbed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Lochte charged with false report of robbery by Rio police

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Ryan Lochte Reportedly Charged By Brazil Police For Alleged False Robbery Report

The inevitable finally has happened — Ryan Lochte reportedly has been charged with a crime following his infamous gas station incident during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Police have charged the USA swimmer in Brazil with filing a false report after claiming he was a victim of an armed robbery, according to The Associated Press. BREAKING: Rio police charge U.S. swimmer...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Public shaming of Ryan Lochte should continue until he offers a full apology

think it’s cool that all of Lochte’s sponsors have dropped him and that he’s facing some kind of discipline from USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee and that he’s been reduced to finding a spot on Dancing With The Stars next season.
Via Doug Smith's Blog
3 days ago

Did Al Roker Go Too Far With His Ryan Lochte Tirade On NBC’s ‘Today?’

Al Roker has no time for Ryan Lochte’s crap, which was evident on a recent episode of NBC’s “Today” in which he lambasted the U.S. swimmer for embellishing a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But while many probably agree with Roker’s assessment, the outburst landed the longtime TV personality in hot water with “Today”...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
21 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago

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
9 hours ago

Michael Phelps Was Listening To This When He Made Famous ‘Phelps Face’

Michael Phelps finally answered the question everyone’s been pondering for weeks. Remember when Phelps sent the internet into a frenzy during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by unleashing the most intense death stare ever before one of his races? Well, the U.S. Olympic swimmer revealed Sunday night during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards that he was listening to Future’s...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps was listening to Future’s “Stick Talk” during famous scowl

We now know why Michael Phelps made his much meme’d scowl at the Rio Olympic Games – he was listening to Future. The 23-time Olympic gold medalist presented at the MTV VMA’s on Sunday night, where he threw praise towards the Atlanta rapper. Phelps came out to loud applause, declaring on stage there “is no rapper more inspiring than Future.” The 31-year-old then admitted...
Via The Comeback
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Phelps reacts to Ryan Lochte spoof at MTV VMAs

A few of the greatest athletes in the world were in attendance Sunday night at MTV's Video Music Awards, including the Final Five and swimmer Michael Phelps, and comedian Jimmy Fallon trolled Olympian Ryan Lochte in his presentation for the Video of the Year award (which was won by Beyonce). Fallon came out in Team USA gear with Lochte's silver hair, and proceeded to state a bunch...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Michael Phelps receives first-ever lifetime achievement Wheaties box

Wheaties will put Michael Phelps on its iconic box once again, but this time the cereal will create a first-ever "Lifetime Achievement" box just for
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 hours ago  |  Discuss
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