August 25, 2016 11:25 pm -

Ryon Lochte has been officially charged by police in Rio.

The embattled swimmer has already lost all of his primary endorsement deals reeling from the aftermath of an incident that took place in Rio during the recent Summer Olympic games. The 32-year-old swimmer lied to law enforcement — and then TODAY’s Billy Bush — about a Saturday night where he claimed he and three of his teammates were held up at gunpoint.


Earlier today Lochte was summoned to return to Rio to testify before Brazil’s justice department. Although he would not be required to testify, Lochte would forego his ability to negotiate a plea deal according to one Brazilian police detective.

According to the USA Today, “A police statement Thursday says Lochte will be informed in the United States so he can decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.