RYAN LOCHTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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 Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
26 days ago  |  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
27 days 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
27 days 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
August 22, 2016

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
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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