If Ryan Lochte is looking for a way to shake off that whole Rio non-robbery scandal, he may have just been handed the perfect opportunity: Playgirl.
After lying about being robbed at gunpoint while competing in the Rio Olympics last month, Lochte issued a very long-winded half-apology on Instagram, claiming he should have been “more careful and candid” about the way he told his story. But that wasn’t quite enough to prevent Speedo and Ralph Lauren from pulling endorsement deals with the gold medalist, or stop Rio police from charging him with providing a false claim of a robbery, which carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison.
But now, after nearly a month of consistently bad news, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for the douchey 34-year-old swimmer, because the good people at Playgirl say they would like to speak with him about a possible job opportunity.
“We are reaching out to him with an offer,” Daniel Nardicio, a spokesperson for the company, says. “Now that he’s out of his Speedo sponsorship deal, Playgirl wants to get Ryan Lochte out of his Speedos.”
He added: “We’re fully prepared to handle this ‘brah’ (as Ryan would say), and take his studliness to new heights, in a huge offer to show American men and women what Ryan Lochte really would do—naked.”
Nardicio went on to explain that Playgirl believes Lochte has all the right ingredients to make for an delicious online spread.
“Sexiness, athleticism and he’s totally masculine,” he said. “What he did in Rio was stupid, so we’d even offer to donate his fee to a Brazilian charity of his choice!”
No word yet on whether Lochte is even considering the offer. Let’s just hope that if he accepts he doesn’t pull a Levi Johnston.