USA Today Says Lochte Suspended 10 Months Following Rio Incident

USA Today is reporting that an announcement will be released tomorrow saying Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months by the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and USA Swimming, following the Rio gas station incident.

USA Today is also reporting that Lochte will be banned from the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on July 14th through the 30th.

USA Today’s source, a “person with knowledge of the situation,” spoke anonymously, but the decision is supposed to be announced publicly tomorrow.

The other three swimmers, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentzand Jack Conger, will reportedly also face a suspension that will be announced tomorrow, but their suspension lengths will be shorter, according to the site.

This will be the first we have heard from USA Swimming and the US Olympic Committee on the incident since much earlier in the case (see the original USA Swimming statement here and the USOC statement here).

Since the truth has come to light about the Rio incident, Lochte’s sponsorships have been dropped by Speedo, Ralph Lauren, and Airweave as a result of the debacle.

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Eutaw Street Sprinters

In other news, Roger Goodell is now in charge of USA Swimming suspensions

Steelers nation

I want to like this 1000 times. Lochte is the new James Harrison!

I thought he was alluding to #12 GOAT Tom Brady

Will he still be receiving funding from US swimming during this time?

Probably not. He might not have been taking the APA money anyways. I don’t think any of them will get their APA money, if they even earned it for the probation timeframe.

bobthebuilderrocks

DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KING CONG TOO!?!

The guy can’t win for losing.

I don’t think any of the other three will get more than four months. They certainly will be able to compete in the summer nationals/ world championships qualifier next June should they choose to compete.

Bentz and Conger should not get any suspension

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