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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger pulled off airplane in Brazil

Gunnar Bentz Jack Conger

Two of the four U.S. swimmers involved in an alleged robbery in Brazil were pulled off their airplanes at the airport in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday night, according to a report.

NBC News’ Peter Alexander first reported that Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled off their planes at the airport in Rio:

The USOC confirmed the news.

As Alexander notes, Lochte is already back in the U.S., while Jimmy Feigen, another swimmer who claims he was robbed, is still in Brazil.

News emerged Sunday that Lochte was held at gunpoint in Rio while on his way to a party he was invited to by a Brazilian swimmer. Lochte’s mother confirmed the story, while other officials denied it.

Rio police poked holes in the story and noted that Lochte and the other swimmers were drunk. A Brazilian judge reviewing the case had ordered the passports of Lochte and Feigen to be seized.

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