Ryan Lochte’s three teammates reportedly told USOC same lie
The four U.S. swimmers who were involved in an incident at a gas station in Rio over the weekend all told the U.S. Olympic Committee the same story, according to a report.
Of course, much of the important information was missing and some of it was a blatant lie.
TMZ learned on Friday that all four swimmers — Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger — told the USOC the same story about being randomly robbed at gunpoint. The athletes were all interviewed separately, meaning they made a premeditated decision to come up with a lie and stick to it.
The details Lochte gave in a TV interview were chilling, as he said he refused to get on the ground until he had a gun cocked and pressed against his head. He later admitted that isn’t exactly what happened, and his teammates reportedly told police that Lochte is the one who made up the story.
Once all the legal drama is cleared up, it will be interesting to see what type of disciplinary action — if any — USA Swimming takes against the four swimmers. As the alleged ringleader, it seems like Lochte is in the most trouble — especially if this report is true. However, it wouldn’t be surprising to see all four swimmers suspended.