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Report: Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With The Stars' cast
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Report: Ryan Lochte to join 'Dancing With The Stars' cast
Thursday August 25th, 2016

Ryan Lochte will join the cast of Dancing With The Stars next season, USA Today reports.

Reports earlier Wednesday linked the swimmer and subject of Olympic controversy to the reality TV dance competition. 

USA Today reports that Lochte had a deal in place to appear on the show prior to the situation in Rio that arose from his exaggeration of events involving being held at gunpoint with his teammates. The deal has yet to be announced publicly.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, was dropped by four sponsors on Monday. The 32-year-old said on multiple accounts that he and three teammates had been held up by men claiming to be police officers, but it later surfaced that the swimmers had been detained for vandalizing a gas station and urinating on the building. Lochte acknowledged he had been drinking but failed to deliver a true version of events, sparking outrage from some in Brazil and causing his teammates to be temporarily held in Rio as police sorted out events.

 

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