The Olympics are almost over. Ryan Lochte is home in the U.S. ‘At this point, what difference does it make?’ Right?
Maybe Lochte will use the ‘Clinton Defense’. (Does that work outside the U.S.?)
Maybe he’ll say he ‘Short Circuited’.
Ryan Lochte’s claims of being robbed at a gas station in Rio are confounding, especially after eyewitness testimony that the group of swimmers were drunk and trashed a gas station bathroom.
It’s also hard to believe Lochte when Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have claimed the story is a lie.
Then there is the video taken from the gas station:
Brazilian authorities have accused Lochte et al of vandalism:
Brazilian authorities have confirmed that Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, and police have recommended he and teammate James Feigen be indicted for the false reporting of a crime.
The news of possible charges against Lochte, which must be decided by a prosecutor, came after a dramatic press conference on Thursday afternoon in which Police Inspector Alexandre Braga said:
– Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were not robbed and were not the victims of a crime at a gas station in Barra da Tijuca shortly after 6am on Sunday
– The men were seen on video camera urinating on a wall and then causing destruction and vandalism to the bathroom at the establishment
– There was then a clash between the group and employees, which Bentz or Conger told authorities on Thursday was led by a ‘highly intoxicated’ Lochte, something other witnesses confirmed
– Their cab driver was told by employees to not leave and that police were being called to the scene, at which point two of the men began to walk away and a security guard pulled his gun telling them to stay
– The men eventually paid employees at the gas station $20 and 100 reais (approximately $30) and were allowed to leave the scene
– Police have spoken to Bentz and Conger as well as Lochte on the phone and they will be speaking to Feigen later in the day on Thursday, the FBI ha also said they are willing to work with Brazilian authorities
– The men were with two women whose identities are unknown and police believe this may have been their motive in hiding what happened since they could have girlfriends
– The judge who allowed the swimmers to be held for questioning will determine when they can leave the country, but as far as police are concerned Bentz and Conger are free to go
Read more: Daily Mail
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