Ryan Lochte

After Olympic-sized goof, Ryan Lochte begins a new chapter

After Olympic-sized goof, Ryan Lochte begins a new chapter

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...

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