During a live press conference from Rio, Brazil, authorities have revealed that Ryan Lochte’s fellow Team USA swimmers have finally confessed that their story of being robbed at gunpoint was fake.
After being detained while trying to go home to America from an airport in Rio, Brazil, Ryan Lochte‘s three fellow Team USA swimmers — James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger — have confessed to authorities that they were not, in fact, robbed. This was announced by Brazilian authorities during a live press conference on Thursday, August 18, in which they also explained some of the reasons why they believe Ryan’s robbery story was fabricated.
As the conference continued, police also shared that they no longer see “any reason” to hold the swimmers in Brazil, which means they can finally make the flight home. Ryan, however, had already flown home to North Carolina on Wednesday, August 17. Two of his swimmer friends, Gunnar and Jack, were physically removed from a plane later that same day after Brazilian authorities prohibited them from leaving.
Details of the confession remain unknown, though police revealed that they believe the Olympic swimmers were intoxicated during the incident at the gas station. Police also revealed that when security tried to control the situation in which Ryan and his friends allegedly vandalized the gas station, weapons were used to control them.
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