We spoke with Gracie moments ago about the Lochte situation in his home country — and Gracie told us he’s sick and tired of the lies.
“You are a professional athlete. The young generation is looking up to you … come clean.”
Gracie believes the root of the problem is alcohol — with Brazilian officials saying Lochte and the other 3 swimmers were hammered when they vandalized a gas station bathroom in Rio.
“He needs to clean up his act and stop drinking,” Gracie says … “People will respect him more.”
“As an athlete I am on a different level. I don’t drink, never smoked. He should know that and he forgets what the life of an athlete is.”
“It’s time for him to quit drinking and don’t ever drink again … that’s what caused this.”