By Ahiza Garcia

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — While other companies have dropped Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Pine Bros. cough drops have signed him to a new endorsement deal.

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“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.

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Lochte, a 12 time Olympic medalist, was at the center of a scandal over an account he gave of being robbed at gunpoint. Lochte said he “over-exaggerated” the story in an interview with NBC.

The four companies that had endorsed him in Rio — Speedo, Polo Ralph Lauren, mattress manufacturer Airweave and Gentle Har Removal — all dropped him after it became clear his version of events wasn’t accurate.

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While others were abandoning Lochte, the CEO of Pine Bros. contacted Lochte this week.

“We all make mistakes, but they’re rarely given front-page scrutiny. He’s a great guy who has done incredible work with charities,” said CEO Rider McDowell. “I’m confident that Pine Bros. fans will support our decision to give Ryan a second chance.”

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Lochte couldn’t be reached for comment.

As part of the deal, Lochte will appear in a commercial and various print ads for the company.

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