Ryan Lochte Gets A 10-Month Ban For That Thing He Did In Rio
The punishment comes after Lochte and other U.S. swimmers gave a false story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro.By Ben Lawson | September 8, 2016
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is officially banned from swimming competitions for the next 10 months and has to forfeit $100,000 in bonuses.
The punishment is over false reports he and three other swimmers gave about being robbed at gunpoint by people posing as police officers while in Rio for the Olympics.
It was later discovered they got into some kind of an altercation with security at a gas station and weren't actually robbed. He's currently being charged in Brazil for filing a false police report.