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Lochte Story Continues to Stink as New Bathroom Story Emerges Out of Rio

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Oh, those crazy Americans! If they’re not wielding guns, they’re making up stories about them, amiright?!

 

Four U.S. Olympic swimmers, headed by Ryan Lochte, dove head first into an international scandal when they allegedly lied about an attempted armed robbery in order to cover up their vandalism of a gas station.

 

Lochte and his fellow swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, were heading back to the Olympic Village in the wee hours of Saturday morning when they stopped at a Shell station in Barra da Tijuca.

after the athletes had entered a restroom and damaged the toilet, smashed some mirrors and caused other damage including urinating on a door, the station’s employees barred them from leaving the premises. Alerted by the employees, the gas station’s security officer then pulled his gun on the swimmers, who allegedly turned over money to pay for the damages.

 

Lochte posted an apology via Instagram:

 

I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics. I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.

 

It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country — with a language barrier — and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event. I am very proud to represent my country in Olympic competition and this was a situation that could and should have been avoided. I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.

 

However, during their show this morning, Today correspondent Keir Simmons went to the gas station where Lochte, Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen allegedly trashed the restroom and said the bathroom was in good condition, which means either the damages were repaired (with obviously used items) before the reporter arrived or that there was never any damage.

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While Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were allowed to return to the United States, Feigen, who was pulled off a U.S.-bound flight by authorities, has agreed to donate 35,000 Reals (about $11,000) to Reaction Institute, a Brazilian charity, in order to have his passport returned and be granted permission to leave the country.

 

Can’t get enough crazy antics from Lochte? Esquire Network is running a “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” marathon tonight.

 

Brilliant.

 

 

The post Lochte Story Continues to Stink as New Bathroom Story Emerges Out of Rio appeared first on Bearing Arms.

 

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