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    ^^^If it were a real robbery, would the perps have left them with their passports and cellphones?
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    That was another thing people were bringing up to question their stories. That and how they couldn't remember the color or details about the taxi, or that they were seen laughing at the end of the night. But I wouldn't call any of that conclusive proof like a time/date-stamped video of them having the items they claimed were stolen.

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    US Olympic swimmers "invented" robbery story to cover up petrol station altercation, Rio police sources tell BBC https://t.co/xcnLqjY2Yw

    From twitter
    Gas station owner tells @OGlobo_Rio that the four U.S. swimmers vandalized his facility and urinated on it.

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    The forum isn't letting me post the article but it is now being alleged that rather than being robbed they were trying to cover up the fact that they had smashed up a gas station bathroom and the 'being robbed at gunpoint' was actually them being forced to pay for the damage by a security guard.

    Smile for the camera: Grinning Ryan Lochte poses with a fan in first photo back on American soil while his three teammates are detained in Brazil for questioning and swimmer changes robbery story | Daily Mail Online
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    So no one took anything from them?
    CNN is reporting the same thing, Sarzy. Christine Brennan was being interviewed.
    LIES!!!!! OH LAWD!!!!!
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    ^ They are damn crazy if they made up a robbery story.
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    Am I mistaken, or did Lochte and his teammates never report the robbery officially to Brazilian authorities? If so, I don't understand how they had the authority to remove the 2 swimmers from their flight. As far as inconsistencies in their stories, isn't it pretty common for different witnesses to give slightly different accounts?

    Eta: I just saw what y'all posted about the possible vandalism...

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    How old is Ryan again? Thirty-two? And he's acting like a 19-year old frat boy? Vandalizing gas stations and pissing in the street? I wish they could take his medals.
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    I'm guessing drug deal gone bad, hookers or drunken shenanigans, and they tried to cover it up by saying they got robbed, thinking of course we'll be believed, everyone knows Brazil is a corrupt Third world hell hole and we're white American Olympic heroes. I'm just pissed off Lochte was able to leave the country.
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    Now when something actually happens to them...

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    i just read that they've started calling Lochte 'swim shady' on twitter. sometimes i love the internet.
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    Re: the vandalism...pics or it didn't happen . Also, has anyone spoken to the taxi driver, if he actually exists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    How old is Ryan again? Thirty-two? And he's acting like a 19-year old frat boy? Vandalizing gas stations and pissing in the street? I wish they could take his medals.
    He is dumb to the point that I think there actually might be some sort of developmental disability at work. Cute, but dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
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    Rio 2016 Olympics: US swimmers 'invented robbery story'



    Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionGunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were questioned at a Rio police station after being taken off a US-bound plane

    US Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro invented a story about a robbery in an effort to disguise a dispute over a damaged petrol station door, police sources have told the BBC.
    One of the athletes broke the door to the bathroom and a row ensued when attendants asked the Americans to pay for the damage, they said.
    After security guards were called in, the Americans reportedly paid and left.
    Three of the swimmers remain in Brazil and are due to be questioned by police.
    The fourth, gold medallist Ryan Lochte, returned to the US on Monday.

    Before it emerged that Mr Lochte had left Brazil, a judge ordered that the four have their passports confiscated pending further police questioning, amid reports of inconsistencies in the men's accounts of the alleged robbery.

    A lawyer for Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger said the pair were "shaken"Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were taken off a US-bound plane at Rio de Janeiro airport on Wednesday night and were seen entering a Rio police station for questioning on Thursday afternoon. Team-mate James Feigen has also remained in Brazil.

    Our correspondent says the swimmers - who have repeatedly changed their accounts of what happened - could be charged with falsely communicating a crime.

    What is said to have happened?

    The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro told the BBC's Wyre Davies that about 06:00 (09:00 GMT) on Sunday, the four men arrived by taxi at a petrol station in Barra da Tijuca, 16km from the Olympic Park.
    One of the the athletes broke the door to the bathroom, the police said, and petrol station attendants asked the Americans to pay for the damage.
    A verbal dispute is said to have ensued with the attendants, and security guards were called to contain the incident. The police were also called.
    While police were on their way, another customer at the gas station served as interpreter for the athletes and helped agree payment for the damage.
    When police arrived, the athletes had already gone after paying for the broken door, and they returned to the Olympic Village.
    Video from CCTV appears to show the athletes being detained and ordered to sit on the ground.

    What have the swimmers said?


    Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionRyan Lochte said a man robbed him at gunpoint while returning in a taxi to the Olympic village

    Mr Lochte admitted on Wednesday to some inaccuracies in his original account of being robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of Sunday, but vehemently denied making the story up.
    "I wouldn't make up a story like this nor would the others - as a matter of fact we all feel it makes us look bad," he told US TV network NBC.
    Accounts of what happened to the swimmers have been confusing from the beginning.
    News of the incident emerged after Mr Lochte's mother told US media about it.
    Mr Lochte himself gave an initial account of the events to NBC on Sunday, saying he and the other swimmers had been in a taxi returning from a club in the early hours when they were pulled over by men wearing police badges.
    He said they had pulled a gun and told the swimmers to get on the ground. "I refused... and then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead..."
    Mr Lochte has since slightly altered his account, telling NBC on Wednesday that the taxi had not been asked to pull over - they had been robbed while making a stop at a petrol station - and he said the gun had not been pointed directly at his forehead.
    He called the inconsistencies a "traumatic mischaracterisation" caused by the stress of the incident.
    Police and the judge investigating the case found inconsistencies in the men's accounts.
    CCTV footage of their return to the athletes' village appears to show the swimmers laughing and joking, and handing over their wallets, phones and accreditation, as they go through the security screens. The judge said they had not show signs of being affected by a robbery.

    What has been the reaction?

    US Olympic Committee (USOC) spokesman Patrick Sandusky said in a statementthat Mr Bentz, Mr Conger and Mr Feigen were co-operating with authorities and looking to speak to them on Thursday.
    Mr Lochte's lawyer told the BBC he had returned to the US two days ago before the controversy broke.
    "He was never asked to remain for further investigation or for any other purpose after he met with Brazilian authorities after he gave a statement," said Jeffrey Ostrow.

    Who are the swimmers?

    Lochte is one of the most successful swimmers in history, with 12 Olympic medals, and he once had his own reality television show in the US. In Rio, he swam in two events, winning gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
    Feigen won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay.
    Bentz competed in the 4x200m preliminaries, but not the final. He still received a gold medal after the US team's win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stella blue View Post
    He is dumb to the point that I think there actually might be some sort of developmental disability at work. Cute, but dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.
    dumb? or an entitled asshole.

    i can't believe someone would LIE about something like this to authorities. especially in another country. TOOL
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