U.S. Olympic Committee Confirms Ryan Lochte Was NOT Robbed & Apologizes To Brazil For Swimmers' 'Unacceptable' Behavior! Read The Statement!
It looks like the case is officially closed on #LochteGate!
Ever since Ryan Lochte claimed he and three Olympic swimmers were held up at gunpoint at a gas station bathroom in Rio early Sunday morning, there's been doubt whether the athletes were actually the victims of crime.
On Thursday, United States Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun confirmed what Brazilian police have been saying all week, that Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen were the committers of crime that night — and had been involved in vandalizing a gas station bathroom.
Throughout the week, Lochte insisted he was telling the truth — that he and his teammates were robbed by men dressed as police officers — but raised some eyebrows when parts of his story didn't add up and was inconsistent when retold in an interview with Matt Lauer.
However, during a Thursday press conference, Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso said there "was no robbery," and that Brazilian authorities believe the Olympians lied to cover up