Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100000 in bonuses

Ryan Lochte has been banned for 10 months after his false robbery claim. The police alleged that the swimmers vandalized a bathroom at the gas station and were confronted by armed security guards who requested money for the damage.

The USOC gives a $25,000 bonus to Olympic gold-medal winners, and USA Swimming has awarded a $75,000 gold-medal bonus at past Olympics.

This means Lochte, 32, won't be able to compete in the 2017 national championships - and, by extension, he'll be ineligible for the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Not permitted to join Team USA for its White House visit in connection with the Rio 2016 Games.

The three other USA swimmers who were also involved in the incident - Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Condor - have also been suspended, though for a shorter amount of time. While suspended, Lochte is not to have access to the training centers or other facilities of the USOC and will not receive a monthly stipend.

In late August, Brazilian police charged Lochte with filing a false robbery report over the incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

With Lochte ruled out of the 2017 world championships in Hungary, his next opportunity for a long-course world championship meet would be in 2019.

A joint announcement on the suspensions by the United States Olympic Committee and US Swimming, the national governing body for the sport, is expected Thursday, the person said.

TMZ.com was the first to report the length of Lochte's suspension.

Conger and Feigen were suspended for four months like Bentz.

USA TODAY said this of the four swimmers' actions in Rio. His main sponsors, Speedo, Ralph Lauren and others have already dropped the swimmer as their spokesperson.

The other three swimmers will also be suspended from domestic and worldwide competition, but for four months and lose their monthly allowances. Lochte is now busy training for Dancing with the Stars, with the season premiere Monday.

Despite his embarrassment, Lochte has maintained a high profile, posting regularly on social media and accepting a spot on the upcoming season of "Dancing With The Stars".

USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said today that the American swimmers "had lapses in judgement" and engaged in behavior that broke the code of conduct for U.S. Olympic athletes.

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