The fallout from Ryan Lochte’s Rio Olympics shenanigans continues, and while Lochte seemingly was able to avoid too much trouble down in Brazil, his swimming career will definitely be taking a hit. Owing to his role in a drunken evening at a Rio gas station, Lochte has reportedly been suspended by the United States Olympic Committee for 10 months.
As you presumably know, since it was unfortunately one of the bigger stories from the Rio Olympics, Lochte and a few of his swimming brethren got into a drunken altercation at a gas station after not being allowed to use their bathroom. They ended up having to pay for the damage they caused, but later Lochte said that he and his teammates had been robbed at gunpoint that evening. The lie quickly unraveled, and now Lochte is paying for that.
The punishment comes not just from the USOC, but also the IOC and USA Swimming. There will also reportedly be other sanctions.
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3. The Queen of the Smith tribe
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4. the legendary @blackthought he is currently doing all those promos for the NBA Finals which are pretty cool.
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8. Legendary @djdnice who helped put together Usher's show with the Roots #rootspicnic
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