‘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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
9 hours 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
11 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With the Stars'

Further punishments — like those given to Hope Solo — probably soon will come for Ryan Lochte, but at least he reportedly has dancing to look forward to while he’s out of the pool. The USA swimmer has gone from Olympic hero to a punchline in the matter of days after he “over-exaggerated” the events at a Rio de Janeiro gas station during the Olympics. But he might soon...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Speedo dumps Ryan Lochte, will donate portion of fees to charity

The United States athletes dominated the Rio Olympics in gold medals won and total medals, and also produced the single most ludicrous sideshow, edging by a decent margin the Mongolian wrestling coach who protested a call by stripping to his underwear.Of course Team USA's fiasco starred swimmer Ryan Lochte, who falsely claimed that he and fellow swimmers were robbed at gunpoint....
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Olympic swimmer Gunnar Bentz releases official statement

United States Olympian Gunnar Bentz, one of the four swimmers involved in the Rio de Janeiro gas station incident that’s caused somewhat of an international fiasco the past week, has issued a statement on the incident. Gunnar Bentz’s statement reveals his side of the story regarding what exactly he claims happened last Saturday night. While he offers an apology, he also notes...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Lochte, others fabricated robbery after 'fight' at gas station

Ryan Lochte and some of his USA Swimming teammates remain in a bit of hot water as Brazilian authorities investigate claims that the swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.Citing sources and authorities in Brazil, reports from ABC News' Matt Gutman on Thursday claim that Lochte and three others 'fabricated' the robbery story. One of those swimmers did, however, get into a fight...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

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