Embattled Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, whose antics during the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro created headaches for his sponsors and for the U.S. Olympic Committee, has picked up a new endorsement deal — for a headache remedy.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Lochte has entered into an agreement to be a spokesman for the headache medication Migralex.
The company said in a press release: “Ryan Lochte has had an outstanding athletic career. … We are honored to have him be our spokesperson for Migralex.” The release did not go into detail about the company’s arrangement with the athlete.
Lochte lost the bulk of his endorsement deals in the wake of a high-profile incident in Rio in which he lied about being robbed at gunpoint. Since then he has worked to rebuild his public image, including appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and signing a sponsorship deal several weeks ago with Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops.