So what do Waka Flocka, Martha Stewart and Ryan Lochte all have in common? Each have signed a Pine Bros. cough drop contract to be their spokesperson. (And maybe prison.)

After yesterday’s badness, Ryan got some good news in the form of a new ad campaign.

“Just as Pine Bros. is forgiving to your throat, the company asks [the] public for a little forgiveness for an American swimming legend,” the company said in announcing the deal Thursday.

Hang on.

*checks to see if article is from the Onion or Clickhole*

Nope, CNN Money. Way to #Brand, Pine Bros.

At the presser, Team Lochte-Pine Bros. also released their first print ad campaign featuring the Olympic swimming legend.


Ryan Lochte’s first ad with Pine Bros. cough drops.

This is 500 Days of Ryan.