NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) — Sure, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made up an incident in Rio de Janeiro and is facing charges from Brazilian police that he filed a false robbery report and is losing sponsors who think his image has been tarnished.
Now he aims to dance away the heartache. Despite his current woes, Lochte was named Tuesday as a contestant on the upcoming edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
He joins other celebrities in the “DWTS” ballroom including former Texas Governor Rick Perry, “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick, recording artists Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds,” Jana Kramer and Vanilla Ice, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Jr., actress Marilu Henner, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, and “Little Women: LA” star Terra Jole.READ MORE: Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area Counties
The new season for “Dancing” begins Sept. 12.
TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.MORE NEWS: 'Let it Glow' SF Lights Up San Francisco To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Downtown