Author Topic: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal  (Read 2729 times)

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 "And that's why I'm taking full responsibility for it," Lochte said. "Because I over-exaggerated that story. And if I had never done that, we wouldn't be in this mess ... None of this would have happened. And it was my immature behavior."

The swimmer said "I'm just embarrassed" and "I know what I did was wrong" during the interview. He expressed remorse that the controversy became a distraction from the Olympic games.

Good enough ?  Will the sponsors buy into it?  He says he wants to continue for Tokyo.  Not likely to happen without sponsors.  At 31 sponsors are likely keep on board.

Geez, could he be confronted with getting a real job?

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 09:39:49 PM »
I gues it would have been ok if he just exaggerated, but overexagerating will get you in trouble every time. ;)

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 07:10:02 AM »
Roger Clemens misremembered so it's kind of the same thing.
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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2016, 07:35:15 AM »
He's been drawing $2.3 mil in endorsements from Polo and Speedo.   No wonder he wanted to stay active for Tokyo.   

Poof ! 

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 08:05:08 AM »
He's an idiot and a spoiled brat.  He is sorry his sponsors will abandon him.
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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 10:10:39 PM »
He's an idiot and a spoiled brat.  He is sorry his sponsors will abandon him.

Speedo and Ralph Lauren dropped him over the weekend.

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 06:25:51 PM »
He's an idiot and a spoiled brat.  He is sorry his sponsors will abandon him.

Speedo and Ralph Lauren dropped him over the weekend.

2 more have dropped.  Poof!

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 10:26:34 PM »
Turns out much of the Brazilian story was exaggerated as well.  A return from a drunken party turned into a major unnecesary debacle.

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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 06:45:16 PM »
From a letter to the Editor at the Seattle Times:

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/ryan-lochte-scandal-the-lesson-for-everyone/

There was no reason for Ryan Lochte’s little incident to have ever gone public [“Ryan Lochte says ‘immature behavior’ got him into a mess,” seattletimes.com, Aug. 20]. No one was hurt. No credentials were lost. And they made it back to the village in one piece. I kept wondering why Lochte would even talk to the media about something like this, let alone make up a story.

Then, I find out the media got hold of this news because his mother contacted them after hearing of his frightening (and, it turns out, false) ordeal.

So, kids, the lesson of this entire debacle is: Never lie to your mother!


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Re: Lochte 'What I Did Was Wrong': Lochte Apologizes for Rio Scandal
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 06:06:03 PM »
31 and still a helicopter mom.