Now that the smoke has cleared and it IS clear that Ryan Lochte is a f*ckerized fratboy quick to flee the scene of a crime, you’d think that he’d be ridiculed into oblivion, cast into a ditch, and buried in cow dung. Right?
In a move that sends the wrong message to children that he claims he wants to uplift and inspire, it seems that not only will Lochte not return to Brazil to face the formal charges that have just been issued towards him, but that he is actually profiting from his bad boy behavior.
Rather than face up to 6 years in jail for filing a false reports, Team Lochte is reportedly negotiating a fine to make the case go away. How will he pay off that fine?
Well, after being dropped by some companies a few days ago, it appears that others don’t mind being aligned with a liar, with Pine Brothers teaming up with the disgraced Olympian to pitch their throat lozenges. Says their CEO:
“We all make mistakes, but they’re rarely given front-page scrutiny. He’s a great guy who has done incredible work with charities. I’m confident that Pine Bros. fans will support our decision to give Ryan a second chance.”
It will be interesting to see what other companies sign up Lochte in the coming weeks as Dancing With The Stars also angles to add him to their roster for the upcoming season. So, you see kiddos?
Crime DOES pay.
Insert eyeroll here.