Ryan Lochte may be one of most successful swimmers in U.S. history.
Yet his career is combusting before his eyes because due to a certain giant lie he told in Rio.
Will he be able to fix his tattered reputation? Maybe.
But it's not as though misleading the public about getting robbed in Brazil was the first dumb thing he's ever done or said.
Just consider the following Ryan Lochte quotes, missteps and all-around lame behavior:
Ryan once Tweeted: "Everyone wants to be a Rockstar but no one wants to learn the chords!" This doesn't even make any sense. Maybe he's just trying his hand at having a quote someone will refer back to in a few hundred years, but this one will be for all the wrong reasons.
"Some times all u can say is jea jea jeah!!!!!!" Ryan sure is a fan of speaking gibberish on Twitter. He somehow turned this word into a catchphrase back in the day.
"I’ve ditched the razor for @GentleHairRemov! Three treatments and now I’m always #silkysmooth https://t.co/mhwil5ff0M #getgentle," Ryan posted to Twitter years ago. We know he loves his sponsorship deals, but doesn't this tweet just sound awful? Maybe if he sings the praises of the product much more, they won't drop him.
Lochte had dyed his hair all kinds of stupid colors. He once said the shade above was light blue. (Editor's Note: It's so not light blue.)
Remember that time he tried to make long T-shirts a thing? It didn't get the best reception.
Ryan once tried Espresso for the first time ever and said it was "yuck." That was wrong on so many levels and proves he is not to be trusted.