But one of the swimmer's Olympics teammates insists he's not a bad guy, even though the athlete didn't come clean right away.
On Monday, Conor Dwyer sat down with Maria Menounos during her SiriusXM radio show to address his fellow sports star's scandal.
When the E! host brought up the controversy, the 27-year-old maintained that the New York native is still a good person, in spite of everything that happened, saying:
"I've known him for a long time. I've trained with him, been teammates with him, and he's genuinely a good guy. So, it hurts to see him in this position and make a mistake like that."
But, that doesn't necessarily mean the Illinois athlete condones Mr. Lochte's attempted coverup, because he added: