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Did Al Roker's Ryan Lochte Rant Get Him In Trouble With NBC?!

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Ryan Lochte certainly upset a lot of people for lying about getting robbed in Rio… but is he the only one pissing people off in this scandal?!

Last week, Al Roker SLAMMED the sports star on TODAY for fabricating a story about being held up at gunpoint while in the Brazil city for the 2016 Olympics.

Related: Ryan (Kind Of) Owned Up To His Actions To Matt Lauer!

The broadcaster called out the scandalized celeb for repeatedly lying about the whole thing, but it seems his on-air rant might've rubbed some people at the morning show the wrong way.

A source told Page Six some staffers on the show are "embarrassed," saying:

"There were several producers and talent who were left trying to explain Al's over-the-top behavior. Several insiders found themselves wanting to distance themselves from his response."

Considering the athlete caused a global scandal and pretty much humiliated the US, we don't think it was unreasonable for the weatherman to be pissed.

But, insiders claim NBC did not approve of the 62-year-old's explosive outburst, adding:

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Wait, What? Ryan Lochte Is Set To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con Following His Scandal In Rio

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We guess Ryan Lochte is hurting for cash after losing some major endorsements.

On Friday, it was revealed Ryan will appear at the Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond, Virginia next month. The bizarre announcement comes on the heels of authorities in Rio officially charging Lochte with filing a false police report on August 18.

Related: Ryan Is The New Face Of THROAT DROPS

For those who have no idea what Wizard World Comic Con is, it brings "pop culture to life" in multiple cities every year. The gathering often hosts a variety of reality stars, former boy banders, and retired celebs.

At the Richmond event, R.L. will appear alongside other washed up stars like Gene Simmons, AJ Mclean, and a TON of WWE stars. The invited celebs will pose for photo-ops, sign autographs, and mingle with fans.

Here's the kicker to this whole thing — a photo-op with Mr. Lochte costs $50 dollars while his autograph costs NOTHING. The athlete is the only attendee NOT charging for his signature.

To put those facts in perspective, fellow attendee Joey Fatone gets $45 dollars for each fan picture and $30 dollars for every autograph. It's a pretty staggering comparison considering the swimmer once had endorsement deals worth MILLIONS of dollars.

Well, that's what you get for lying and disrespecting an entire country! Sucks to suck!

So, will YOU go see Ryan on September 10?

[Image via WENN.]

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Authorities In Rio Officially Charge Ryan Lochte With Filing A False Police Report

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It looks like authorities in Rio are serious about holding Ryan Lochte accountable!

According to TMZ, police in the 2016 Olympic city have officially charged Ryan with filing a false police report on August 14. The news comes on the heels of rampant speculation as to whether or not cops would punish Lochte for using a fake robbery story to cover up his act of vandalism at a gas station.

Related: Ryan In Talks To Join Dancing With The Stars

If convicted of the crime, the swimmer could face up to six-months in jail.

As for the likelihood of R.L. physically spending time behind bars, the possibility is slim to none. Sources close to the athlete swear he'll never go back to Rio, and unfortunately he can't be extradited back to Brazil for the offense.

For those who want to see the 32-year-old held accountable, it looks like they'll have to find solace in his recently lost endorsements.

We'll keep you updated as this case progresses!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Ryan Lochte In Talks To Join Dancing With The Stars — Looking To Fix His Image After Rio Robbery Lie??

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Dancing with the Scoundrels???

Ryan Lochte may have won gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but that impressive feat was completely overshadowed by the fact that he was caught lying about a robbery that never actually took place while he was in Rio de Janeiro.

Luckily for the swimmer, America is a pretty forgiving nation… as long as you have a platform like Dancing with the Stars to help fix your image, of course!

Related: Ryan Lochte Just Lose All Of His Major Endorsement Deals!

That's right — according to multiple sources close to the reality TV show, Ryan is in final talks to be competing for the Mirrorball Trophy this September in an effort to make amends for his international embarrassment!

However, the 32-year-old athlete may be the only gold medalist dancing this year… Simone Biles has already been rumored to be part of the DWTS cast, though her work schedule likely won't permit the grueling rehearsal process.

Other possible contestants include Amber Rose, JoJo Fletcher, and Jake T. Austin… but we'll know the official line-up of 13 dancers when Good Morning America reveals the cast on Tuesday, August 30!

Do u think Ryan can clean up his act when DWTS premieres Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC??

[Image via Ryan Lochte/Instagram.]

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Ryan Lochte Insists He Has 'A Big Heart' In Remorseful New Interview — As Swimmer James Feigen Finally Issues An Apology!

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Ryan Lochte is making another lap of apologies.

The Olympic swimmer feels like he "let down a lot of people" after claiming he and four teammates were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio, then leaving his teammates behind in Brazil to be questioned while he skedaddled back to the states.

Related: How Does Lochte's Scandal Compare To Michael Phelps' DUI?

In a new interview with People, the athlete says that his actions have been on his mind lately because he has such "a big heart," explaining:

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Is Ryan Lochte's Punishment Unfair Compared To Michael Phelps' DUI Suspension?? See Why Sources Are Pointing Fingers!

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The story of Ryan Lochte being robbed at gunpoint — emphasis on "story" — during the Rio Olympics seemed to gain almost as much attention as the games.

And now that the competition is over, his punishment for stretching the truth is right around the corner!

Related: Lochte Finally Comes Clean To Stephen Colbert During Fake Interview!

Ryan is already having a particularly bad week as he's lost his MAJOR sponsors and reportedly feels like his life is "crumbling", but next the 32-year-old is going to be punished by the United States Olympic Committee!

It was only a few days ago that USOC CEO Scott Blackmun told the press Lochte and his fellow swimmers would face discipline for their actions, but now TMZ reports some sources are worried the punishment won't be fair!

While the studly swimmer's lawyer, Jeff Ostrow, is pretty convinced that the USOC will hand down a fair punishment to his client, those close to the four swimmers believe

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