Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics. It’s all part of the penalty for his drunken encounter at a gas station in Brazil during last month’s games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced the penalties Thursday. Lochte agreed to the ban, which includes next year’s world championships.
He’ll get no monthly funding from either organization, can’t access USOC training centers, must perform 20 hours of community service and will miss Team USA’s post-Olympics trip to the White House.
The other three swimmers involved in the incident — Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen– also agreed to four-month suspensions. Those sanctions, which end Dec. 31, also strip funding and training access.
Lochte has already lost several sponsorships as well due to his antics.