LOS ANGELES (AP) Ryan Lochte says he feels “a little hurt” after being involved in an altercation on “Dancing with the Stars” that prompted producers to cut to commercials.
The beleaguered swimmer was reportedly rushed by an unknown pair of men wearing anti-Lochte T-shirts while receiving his scores from judge Carrie Ann Inaba on Monday’s live installment of the celebrity ballroom dance competition.
“Hey, back off,” Inaba said as the altercation was occurring off screen.
When the show returned, “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron explained they were interrupted by “a little incident” and thanked the ABC series’ security team “for staying in shape.”
The swimmer told Bergeron that “so many feelings are going through my head right now.” Lochte added that he was “a little hurt, but I came out here. I wanted to do something I’m completely not comfortable with, and I did.”
ABC did not immediately return messages seeking comment about the incident.
During the episode, the Olympic medalist performed a foxtrot routine with professional partner Cheryl Burke to “Call Me Irresponsible.” They received a combined score from the judges of 24 out of 40.
Lochte and teammates were involved in an early-morning drunken encounter during the Olympics last month at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They later claimed they were threatened and robbed. United States team officials banned Lochte for 10 months, requiring him to forfeit $100,000 in bonuses and miss the 2017 world championships.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Princeton University has suspended the rest of the men’s swimming and diving team’s season after school administrators discovered that members had posted “vulgar and offensive” material on the team’s electronic mailing list.
The suspension comes after an anonymous complaint alerted university officials to several materials, including the school-sponsored team mailing list and other electronic correspondence.
A statement released by the university Thursday did not disclose specifics but said the “misogynistic and racist” comments involved the women’s swimming and diving team.
Princeton’s athletic director calls the team’s behavior “simply unacceptable.”
The university will decide whether to cancel the season completely in the coming days.
The suspension is the third for an Ivy League team since November. Harvard University and Columbia University suspended teams for similar behavior last month.
AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. Olympic track coach Stan Huntsman, whose men’s team won seven gold medals in the 1988 Games in Seoul, has died. He was 84.
University of Texas women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky says the family told the university that Huntsman died Wednesday in Austin.
Huntsman was the head coach at Texas when he was picked to helm the 1988 Olympic team that included sprinter Carl Lewis. He spent 39 years as a college track and field coach, including stops at Ohio and Tennessee.
He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004. He coached 41 NCAA champions and four NCAA championship relay teams.
Huntsman was also an assistant U.S. Olympic coach at the 1976 and 1980 games.