Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte received a one-year suspension by the US Anti-Doping Agency after he posted a photo of himself getting a prohibited IV infusion to Instagram:
Ryan Lochte suspended until 2019 for violating anti-doping rules. The investigation started because Lochte posted a photo with the IV on social media… pic.twitter.com/hbTSDJIuaZ
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) July 23, 2018
What an idiot!
I love Ryan Lochte so much. Posts an Instagram of himself getting an IV drip.
— Kmarko (@Kmarkobarstool) July 23, 2018
One of the greatest self-owns in sports:
Ryan Lochte posted the picture of the IV infusion on his OWN SOCIAL MEDIA. How does he remember not to breathe underwater.
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) July 23, 2018
The rule does allows athletes to get IV drips, but only under certain conditions:
Though Ryan Lochte is not accused of taking an illegal substance, he violated a rule barring athletes from getting IVs unless hospitalized https://t.co/cQKTPhBEXH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 23, 2018
Even better? There’s no medical evidence what he was doing even works:
"Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended 1 year for using intravenous infusion" | CBC Sports https://t.co/CRF8JwJcne
Ironically, IV vitamin drips = useless (possibly harmful) "wellness" bunk. Adds another layer of knuckleheaded-ness to situation. #Sigh.
— Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) July 23, 2018
And we’ll end it with this great headline:
— Paradigm Law Group (@plgllp) July 24, 2018
Wait, that's it? Here's a picture of Ryan Lochte's alleged 'vandalism' https://t.co/1qpo391mNz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 27, 2016
If only this CNN analyst’s Ryan Lochte standard applied to a certain presidential candidate https://t.co/OxCz4d30eX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 19, 2016
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2016