Could Ryan Lochte be surging to a triumphant rise from disgrace?
The embattled Olympic swimmer, who’s been under fire for apparently lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympic games in Rio, has been offered a new job.
Just be forewarned, Ryan; this gig really sucks.
Sex-toy maker Autoblow is offering Lochte $10,000 to endorse its Autoblow 2 (pictured below), billed as “the record breaking crowdfunded automated male oral sex simulator.”
The self-pleasure enabler said in a release issued Tuesday that Lochte can collect a cool 10 grand if he allows himself to be photographed with the device while smiling and pointing at it. The company said it will use the photo for advertising, with the caption “Autoblow 2: The Masturbation Device Olympic Champions Chose.”
“It takes years of dedication and practice to win one Olympic Medal let alone 12, so I see in him a man with qualities our brand stands for. I forgive him for his mistake and want to put him in front of an audience of men who admire him as the champion he is to help us promote the champion of masturbation devices: the Autoblow 2,” inventor Brian Sloan said of the offer. “The Autoblow 2’s tireless motor exemplifies the Olympic spirit much as Lochte did while winning his medals.”
Lochte might need the cash: After finding himself in the middle of scandal, a slew of sponsors cut ties with the swimmer this week, including Speedo, Ralph Lauren and mattress company Airweave.
Lochte issued an apology last week after claiming that he and some of his teammates had been robbed. His claim was later contradicted by reports that a security guard at a gas station had pulled a gun on the group after they had been accused of vandalism and public urination.
“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics,” the athlete wrote.