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Could this be the start of a Ryan Lochte comeback?

The Olympic swimmer’s reputation took a serious hit after Brazilian authorities discovered that he kind of lied about being robbed at gunpoint during a night out with three of his teammates in Rio.

Following a lengthy investigation that proved the group had actually vandalized a gas station and been involved in an altercation with police at the scene, the athlete was dumped by four of his major sponsors: Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Gentle Hair Removal and Airweave.

On Thursday afternoon, Ryan Lochte announced he had signed a new endorsement deal with Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops — because who better to help soothe Lochte’s damaged reputation than the manufacturers of some comforting throat drops? Read more…

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Extremely forgiving cough drop company chooses Ryan Lochte