Ralph Lauren & Speedo End Sponsorship With Ryan Lochte

Speedo ended its sponsorship of US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after he "over-exaggerated" a story about being robbed in Rio. Ralph Lauren also announced Monday that it will not renew the swimmer's endorsement contract.
Reed Saxon / AP

Well the hits are going to keep coming for Ryan Lochte, as they should. Call me whatever you want but this grown man, a 32 year old grown man, who many are still calling a kid, lied. That is as simple as I can put it. He lied about having a gun put to his head, he made Rio look worse than it looked before and he continued to lie until there was surveillance video released. Then after that, he lied some more.

I don’t have pity for Ryan because he decided to try and sound like some kind of hero In his mind he didn’t do a damn thing wrong, and he still doesn’t think that he did anything wrong. He said that he simply embellished the story.

Listen you old man, okay not that old, but listen here man. If you just told the truth. If you said, yes I lied, I was drunk and stupid, things might have gone a bit better.

Here is what Speedo had to say about dropping Ryan from their team.

Speedo USA today announces the decision to end its sponsorship of Ryan Lochte. As part of this decision, Speedo USA will donate a $50,000 portion of Lochte’s fee to Save The Children, a global charity partner of Speedo USA’s parent company, for children in Brazil.

While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for.

We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience. (credit)

I am just angry because of the fact he still won’t admit to any wrong doing. He is literally acting like the Justin Bieber of swimming right. Even in his interview with Matt Lauer he took full responsibility for his actions, but wouldn’t admit to lying about the story, it makes no sense.

Step up, be a man. That’s what I have to say about that. Can you imagine if this was an athlete from a different country, or of a different race? Poor Gabby Douglas was ridiculed on social media, she didn’t even really do anything.

Come on media, get your shit together. Call this asshole out.

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