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There will be no 'terrible interviews' of Ryan Lochte from Washington

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

Olympic swimmer and soon-to-be reality star Ryan Lochte will be in Washington this week to support those suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that killed a family member of his. Lochte has served as a spokesman for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy since 2008, but when it comes to speaking in D.C., we hear Lochte won't be doing much of it off the cuff. That's because the swimmer, whose "terrible interviews" plague his Google search results, will be taking questions from reporters only on a conference call over the phone, with prescreened questions. Otherwise Lochte, who's in town Sunday through Tuesday, will be meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and meeting with families affected by Duchenne, according to the PPMD's spokesman. The swimmer also donated autographed items to the group for auctions and galas and put his trademark word, "Jeah," to good use. Those wanting to help out can text JEAH to 90999 to make a $5 donation to PPMD.

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Nikki Schwab

Staff Reporter - Yeas & Nays
The Washington Examiner