Don’t cringe or shake your head or stop reading this story. Not just yet.
Give the man a chance.
That’s all Ryan Lochte wants as he ambles across the pool deck on a bright Southern California day, looking tanned and relaxed, if a bit weary from his morning workout.
“This is definitely a new chapter in my life,” he says.
The last chapter didn’t end so well.
Not with a disastrous trip to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where he swam poorly, then triggered a scandal of global proportions with a night of drinking and alleged vandalism, followed by accusations that he lied to Brazilian police.
The four-time Olympian known for brash talk and...