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Ryan Lochte's Lawyer Defends His Robbery Story After Police Claim 'No Evidence'

Ryan Lochte's Lawyer Defends His Robbery Story After Police Claim 'No Evidence'

Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have said that they have found “no evidence” that Ryan Lochte and fellow swimmers Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint.

The 32-year-old Olympian’s lawyer Jeff Ostrow defended him in a statement.

“This happened the way he described it,” Jeff said, adding that Ryan signed a statement this week confirming his story. “Ryan was a hundred percent cooperative and fully available when they reached out to us for an interview. It doesn’t behoove Ryan and anyone else to make up a story.”

Police say that while fake police stops, like the one Ryan described, do happen, they are not common in that area and usually happen in poorer cities.

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Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Ryan Lochte

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