There is an interesting development in the situation regarded the alleged gunpoint robbery of Ryan Lochte and other members of the United States swimming team — Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen.
Lochte successfully left Rio and is back in the United States, while Conger and Bentz were pulled from their flights which were set to leave Brazil on Wednesday.
Feigen is reportedly cooperating with authorities in Brazil.
According to Brazilian authorities, “one of the swimmers was seen on CCTV footage breaking down the door to the bathroom at the gas station and fighting with a security guard.”
— Matt Gutman (@mattgutmanABC) August 18, 2016
USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said the three swimmers remaining in Rio will meet with Brazilian authorities on Thursday.
It’s certainly a nightmare of a situation for everyone involved. With all of the concerns regarding safety leading up to the games, it was completely irresponsible for Lochte to fabricate the robbery story if that proves to be what happened.
Hopefully everyone can clear up the situation and the remaining swimmers can soon be home safely with their family and friends.
Photo Credit: Ryan Lochte, Instagram