Ryan Lochte Thrown Out of the Pool By USOC

USOC Ryan Lochte Lied

Swimmer Ryan Lochte banned by USOC through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses!

Lochte has gotten exactly what he deserved! The follow site USOC announced that the disgraced swimmer has been suspended for 10 months and  banned him from U.S Swimming’s National Championships.

http://mobilevideoplus.net/security-cameras-in-menifee-ca/ Details  Warranting Suspension

On the morning of August 14, 2016, Lochte and Jimmy Feigen claimed that they and teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were robbed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2016 Summer Olympics after men allegedly forced them out of their taxi at gunpoint in the early morning hours.

Ryan Lochte Formally Charged by Brazilian Police

The next day, Lochte claimed in an interview with Billy Bush on the Today Show that the men who stopped their taxi had a police badge. The other swimmers claimed they were removed from the taxi by armed security men, who commanded them at gunpoint to sit on the sidewalk, and demanded payment for alleged vandalism.

After surveillance video emerged that confirmed the swimmers’ previous stories, Lochte stated in an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC saying that he had been drunk and that he “over-exaggerated that story” as a gun was pointed in his direction but at eye level when he sat on the pavement. Rio Police Chief Veloso later confirmed security officers at the gas station did use guns to control the situation.

After Lochte had flown home on August 16, Conger and Bentz were taken off the plane for questioning as they were preparing to leave Rio. A judge in Brazil also issued a search and seizure warrant for Lochte and Feigen; Feigen subsequently contacted the authorities, and said he would make a public statement when the matter was settled. Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro concluded that the athletes were not robbed, but instead had been involved in an incident at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca, west of the city; according to the owner and other sources they broke a soap dispenser in the bathroom, damaged a door, tore down a sign and urinated around the premises. This investigation found that the swimmers stopped at a gas station near Casa França, where they were held by security guards regarding vandalism the swimmers had caused in a bathroom while intoxicated. They also claimed that the swimmers had already paid in cash 100 reais ($31) and $20 in U.S. currency as compensation for objects from the bathroom which were damaged, such as a soap holder and a mirror.

According to anonymous police sources, Conger and Bentz at first told the police Lochte’s story was fabricated. The Associated Press reported that Conger and Bentz “refuted Lochte’s claim that the group was held up by armed assailants” On August 18, police recommended Lochte face charges of providing false testimony. On August 19, Lochte posted an apology on Instagram for his behavior.

In Brazil, the incident was condemned for drawing additional attention to crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte made another television appearance on August 20, 2016, where he continued to deny the premises of the situation, while apologizing for his “immature” decisions and behavior. Thereafter, Speedo and Ralph Lauren ended their endorsement deals with Lochte, with Speedo announcing that the company would donate $50,000 from Lochte’s endorsement fee to Save the Children in Brazil. The Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that other sponsors of Ryan Lochte, the Airweave and Syneron Candela also terminated their contracts. According to a commentator and sports business analyst for ESPN, Darren Rovell, Lochte will miss out on US$1 million. On August 25, 2016 he signed with a new sponsor “Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops” saying customers should give the swimmer “a second chance.”

In August 2016, Lochte was charged with providing a false claim of a robbery during the 2016 Olympic Games, and if convicted could be jailed up to 18 months. On August 30, 2016 when appearing on Good Morning America, he said that he was unsure if he would claim the incident as a robbery saying “I don’t know if I would consider it as a robbery, or extortion, or us just paying up for the poster being ripped.”

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