Go for the fool's gold??
While the 2016 Summer Olympics haven't been as much of a trainwreck as viewers were predicting they'd be, Rio de Janeiro was still the center for a number of scandals over the past two weeks.
Most notably, however, has to have been Ryan Lochte's alleged mugging that took place Saturday night!
If you recall, the gold medalist claimed that he and three of his teammates — Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen — were robbed at gunpoint by thieves pretending to be cops.
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Unfortunately for Ryan, in addition to Olympic officials downplaying the robbery over fears of attracting negative press, we're now hearing the the Brazilian government doesn't actually think the mugging even took place!
Judge Keyla Blanc De cnop of the Special Court of Fan and Major Events for Brazil ordered the seizure of Ryan and Jimmy's passports on Wednesday in an effort to make sure they don't leave the country!
Unfortunately for her, Ryan is already back home in the United States now that he's done swimming.
Apparently, the two teammates' conflicting accounts have led investigators to believe they lied about the theft… and there are reports that Ryan was seen carrying his "stolen" wallet through Olympic Village security after it was taken.
Luckily, Ryan's attorney Jeff Ostrow is vehemently defending his client's innocence, telling TMZ:
"I'm shocked to hear that they would go to such measures in an effort to further investigate the incident as he has been nothing but cooperative with authorities, including sitting for a full interview with the Tourist Police, U.S. State Department, USOC Security, FBI, and anyone else that requested to be present."
Ryan may be a tad quirky… but we don't believe he'd lie about something as serious as a mugging.
Do U think Ryan and the other swimmers are telling the truth??
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