REPORT: The Authorities In Brazil Lied About Ryan Lochte’s Actions


David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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A stunning report from USA Today claimed that the authorities in Brazil lied about the damage caused by American swimmer Ryan Lochte.

A USA Today reporter visited the location where Locthe and his three teammates reportedly trashed a gas station bathroom. However, there was no damage found. (RELATED: Speedo Ends Ryan Lochte’s Endorsement Deal After Events In Rio)

USA Today wrote in part:

A USA TODAY Sports videographer who visited the bathroom Thursday found no damage to soap dispensers and mirrors and said none of those items appeared to be new. Some media accounts suggested the men had broken down a door, which USA TODAY Sports also did not observe.

Bentz said in his statement that he believes there are surveillance videos shot from different angles that have not been released. He also said he did not see anyone damage the bathroom or even enter it.

The report from USA Today is very different from the allegations made by the police in Brazil, who claimed Lochte and his fellow swimmers caused massive amounts of damage.

His three teammates and himself were held at gun point and were forced to hand over money before being allowed to leave. In America that’s considered a robbery, but the Brazilians have maintained it was simply a negotiation. (RELATED: Everybody On Twitter Is Using The Ryan Lochte Circus To Complain About ‘White Privilege’)

It appears that the saga of Lochte and his teammates isn’t going away anytime soon.

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