US swimmer Ryan Lochte and fellow swimmers lied about Rio robbery: report

Thursday - 18/08/2016 12:29
RYAN Lochte and three other US Olympic swimmers lied about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up a brawl they had with a gas station security guard, authorities said Thursday.

Brazilian authorities have video of a brouhaha involving American swimmers Ryan Lochte, Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen and a rent-a-cop, ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman reported.

US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at Rio de Janiero's Galeo International. The swimmers were removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities in relation to an alleged armed robbery incident earlier in the week which included fellow U.S swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign.
US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at Rio de Janiero's Galeo International. The swimmers were removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities in relation to an alleged armed robbery incident earlier in the week which included fellow U.S swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign.Source:Getty Images

At least one of the swimmers can be seen fighting with the security guard and one of the Americans was shown breaking down a bathroom door during the melee, according to ABC.

Conger and Bentz had been set to jet out of Rio de Janeiro airport Wednesday night before they were grounded in Brazil.

Feigen had also been set to fly out Wednesday but didn’t show up for his flight.

Lochte had already flown home to the US on Monday, a police spokesman said.

Feigen has been in contact with police and all three men planned to meet with Brazilian law enforcement on Thursday, according to USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post

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