Ryan Lochte reportedly involved in ‘at least one incident’ night of alleged robbery
Ryan Lochte may have been involved in more than one incident the night he claimed he and three other U.S. swimming teammates were robbed at gunpoint.
While the evidence supporting the claim that the four swimmers lied continues to pile up, Yahoo Sports is reporting an “inebriated” Lochte was involved in “at least one incident” in the late hours of Saturday night into early Sunday morning — aside from the alleged armed robbery.
As for that armed robbery, it is sure starting to sound like there never was one. Brazilian authorities say they have obtained security footage that shows Lochte and his three teammates — Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger — caused significant damage to a gas station bathroom. A security guard reportedly demanded they pay for the damages and may have waved a gun at the swimmers at one point.
Lochte’s story was strange from the start, especially after he claimed he said “whatever” to an armed man who supposedly pressed a gun against his forehead. The IOC and U.S. Olympic Committee initially denied that the four swimmers were robbed. Lochte and his teammates reportedly told police they were too intoxicated to remember details of the incident.
Lochte is back home in the U.S. while Feigen, Bentz and Conger are being held in Brazil for questioning. A Brazilian law enforcement official reportedly felt that something wasn’t right about the way the four athletes acted when they returned to the Olympic village Sunday morning, but you can watch the footage here and judge for yourself.