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Ryan Lochte films weird ad for cough drops (video)

Swimming - Olympics: Day 6

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Ryan Lochte of the United States prepares in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Ryan Lochte‘s first video ad for his first new sponsor after his Rio Olympic gas-station incident is, well, weird.

The 30-second spot for Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops shows Lochte sitting in a director’s chair, barefoot, kicking at some leaves in a studio with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” playing in the background.

“Soft, delicious Pine Bros. throat drops on a sore throat – they magical!” Lochte says.

The ad then rolls to a closing banner that reads, “Pine Bros.: In this Season of Forgiveness.”

Pine Bros. added Lochte on Aug. 25, 11 days after his gas-station incident at the Rio Olympics. Lochte had previously lost sponsorship deals, including with Speedo, after the incident for which he was suspended 10 months by USA Swimming.

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