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U.S. Swimmers Reportedly ‘Fabricated’ The Robbery Story, And Had A Run-In With Security (UPDATED)

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Four years from now, no one will remember anything about the Rio Olympics other than the Ryan Lochte robbery saga, which has taken yet another turn Thursday morning.

You know who is a U.S. swimmer? Lochte. The three swimmers he was with the night of the alleged robbery — Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz — are also American. However, while Lochte has already absconded to America, the other guys have been detained in Brazil. The report doesn’t make clear which swimmer was seen fighting in the video, but only one made sure to get out of the country as quickly as possible.

This won’t be the end of this story. While we wait for more information, please enjoy some Lochte jokes.

UPDATE: Brazilian sports site Globo.com has posted video which purportedly shows the four U.S. swimmers at the gas station early in the morning on the day the Americans claim the robbery occurred. It appears to show them running into, and then out of, a bathroom at the gas station, then attempting to get into a cab, before being asked to exit the vehicle. The clip then shows them sitting on the ground, being talked to by security guards.

(Matt Gutman on Twitter)

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