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Ryan Lochte’s parents reportedly lose home to foreclosure

ryan-lochte-poolRyan Lochte may have signed a number of lucrative endorsement deals following his success at the London Olympics in 2012, but that does not mean his entire family is doing well financially. According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Lochte’s parents have lost their Florida home to foreclosure.

Steven and Ileana Lochte, who are now divorced, lost their home in October after they allegedly had not made a mortgage payment since February 2011. The couple took out a $258,000 loan for the Port Orange home in 2007 and still owed more than $242,000 on it at the time they stopped making payments. Their monthly mortgage payment was around $1,600.

Fortune Magazine estimated that Lochte earned over $2 million in endorsement deals before the London Olympics. Websites like CelebrityNetWorth.com estimate that he is now worth around $3 million, but Steven said his and Ileana’s financial problems have absolutely nothing to do with the gold medalist.

“It’s not Ryan’s problem, we would never ask him for help,” Steven Lochte told the Daily Mail earlier this week. “Everything’s sorted, I have a town house, my ex-wife has her own home. We’re all good.”

Just before the Lochtes stopped making payments on their home, Steven was arrested for driving while under the influence and lost his license for a year.

While it would be easy to jump to conclusions and wonder why Ryan didn’t help clear his parents’ debt, we have no way of knowing what goes on behind the scenes. The Lochtes may not have told Ryan they stopped making payments, or they may have wanted the house to go to foreclosure. So no, this has nothing to do with Lochte’s inability to get the phrase “Jeah!” to catch on.

Ryan Lochte suffers knee injury catching excited fan

ryan-lochte1Ryan Lochte will be taking a break from swimming after suffering a knee injury in bizarre fashion.

The three-time Olympian and five-time gold medalist was approached on Sunday by a fan in Florida who was so excited she ran into him. Lochte caught the girl, but the two toppled to the ground. Lochte was injured because his knee landed on a curb, but the teenage girl was unharmed.

Here’s the word from Lochte’s publicist per USA Today.

“As a result of a freak injury caused by an unexpected fan encounter, Ryan has suffered a torn MCL and an ACL sprain and will be taking a break from training and competition. His medical team expects him to make a full and speedy recovery and Ryan thanks everyone for their well wishes.”

How badly do you think that girl feels right about now?

What a bizarre way to suffer an injury. Of course, we have heard of much weirder injuries than this. Lochte in particular has sustained injuries in weirder ways. He’s been hurt skateboarding, chasing his dog, reaching for his cell phone … this SI article details it all:

“I don’t worry about Ryan anymore because I know that regardless of what happens to him outside the water, once he gets in it, he’s going to swim fast,” says Florida strength coach Matt DeLancey, who has helped nurse Lochte through a foot fracture (scooter accident before 2007 worlds), an ankle sprain (chasing his Doberman, Carter, before the 2008 Olympic trials); a torn meniscus (break dancing, before the 2009 short-course nationals), a groin pull (practicing before 2010 nationals) and a strained MCL (reaching for his cellphone in the backseat of his car, April 2011), to name some of the injuries Lochte, 26, has sustained as an adult. “It’s just who he is.”

Oh, and Lochte has also hurt his shoulder falling out of a tree. Based on all that, I guess this injury shouldn’t come as a surprise. What do you expect from a guy who admits to doing stuff like this?

H/T For the Win

Ryan Lochte appears to have some new teddy bear sneakers

We hear a lot less about Ryan Lochte now that the London Olympics have ended, and for the most part that is a good thing. The guy may be a great swimmer, but he is also one of the most obnoxious athletes in America. Lochte thinks he’s funny, but he’s not. You see those sneakers above? That’s a perfect example of what I’m talking about.

“Wanna go on a safari?” Lochte wrote on Instagram.

These new kicks would go perfectly with some apparel that features that idiotic catch phrase Lochte was trying to trademark last summer. Maybe he could even wear them while getting dumped on camera again on a lame reality TV show. Or, perhaps this is just an endorsement deal and Lochte is getting paid to post a picture of the teddy bear shoes. Whatever the case, I still hate him. You should too.

H/T USA Today

Ryan Lochte: We all know Michael Phelps is coming back

Ryan-Lochte-Michael-Phelps-OlympicsDoes Ryan Lochte believe in reverse psychology? At this point, I’m starting to think that is what he’s trying to pull off with respect to Michael Phelps and his future.

If Phelps does not compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Lochte would conceivably have less competition swimming against him in the pool. Phelps insists he has retired from swimming and has no intention of making a comeback, but for whatever reason Lochte refuses to buy it. He reiterated his stance on Monday.

“I think we all know by now that he’s coming back,” Lochte told USA Today Sports after a workout for world championship trials. “I don’t think it’s really a surprise. It’s just a matter of when is he going to get back in the full swing of training.”

Maybe Lochte thinks continuously saying Phelps is coming back will convince him to stay retired so he can prove Lochte wrong. That way, Lochte can be the star of the show in Rio like he is on his ridiculous reality show. Phelps’ trainer, Bob Bowman, said he has been given no indication that the most decorated Olympian in history is planning to continue his swimming career.

“Oh, I don’t know about that,” Bowman said. “He’s really enjoying himself. He’s playing a lot of golf and I think he’s in good place as a person, and that’s real important to me, because he had a hard four years. I think it was tough on him. As far as the comeback, I think I’ll be the first to know, and I don’t know anything.”

Phelps is only 27, so a comeback cannot be ruled out entirely. It’s not as if he is too old to continue training. Either Lochte knows something we don’t, or he’s just playing a game with his US Swimming partner. Either way, it’s kind of annoying.

Ryan Lochte dumped by girlfriend Jaimee Holler on TV show

Ryan Lochte camerasRyan Lochte was dumped by girlfriend Jaimee Holler over the phone and the development was shown on TV in the latest episode of E!’s “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”

Holler, 23, was recently introduced to viewers of the TV show when she visited Lochte’s Florida home in a previous episode. Holler had been the swimmer’s long-distance girlfriend for four years.

According to the Daily Mail, Lochte and Holler agreed their long-distance relationship was problematic. Lochte apparently said they had to “either go all in or we’ll say our goodbyes, we just haven’t made a decision yet.”

While Lochte was out to dinner with his buddies, he got a call from Holler and knew it had to be serious. He even disconnected his mic and tried to shoo away the E! cameramen who were following him as he took the call outside.

The relationship between them could not have been too serious if Lochte’s mom said last year that her son didn’t have time for a girlfriend. Plus, if Lochte’s really in desperate need of a rebound, maybe he could give Carmen Electra a call.

Ryan Lochte and Carmen Electra reportedly hooked up

Ryan Lochte Carmen Electra

Is there a more perfect pairing than Carmen Electra and Ryan Lochte? I mean if anyone could match the gold medal-winning swimmer in looks and brains, it’s her.

Examiner reported Thursday that the two “were spotted cozying up at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood on Wednesday night.” E! Online takes that report a step further, saying the two were engaged in full-on PDA and kissing at the club.

Tweets from the two seem to confirm their interest in one another.

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Ryan Lochte: I believe Michael Phelps will make a comeback for the Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps has won his last Olympic medal. The 27-year-old announced his retirement after becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time in London by winning his 22nd medal. He holds the all-time record for gold medals with 18, which is nine more than those who are trailing him. Phelps has little left to prove, but fellow U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is not convinced he is done proving it.

The next Olympic Games aren’t until 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Lochte told The Telegraph he believes Phelps will have changed his mind about competing by then.

“Michael Phelps says he’s retired,” Lochte said. “The sport will miss him, he is one of my favorite rivals and I will miss him. But I think he will come back. When you do something for so long every day … He’s still young. I think he will be back for Rio.

”We’ll see, he’ll miss the sport.”

It doesn’t take long to get out of shape if you’re not training, but Lochte added that he believes Phelps is talented and physically gifted enough to catch up should he change his mind.

Phelps seems to be enjoying life after the Olympics, even if it has been rumored that he has a gambling problem and would benefit from not having as much free time on his hands. While a return to action wouldn’t shock us, Phelps seems genuine when he says he has put competitive swimming in his past. He wasn’t nearly as dominant in London as he was in Beijing, and it would stand to reason that he’d fall further behind in Rio if his heart isn’t fully in it. Simply adding to his personal records may not be worth a return.

H/T Game On!