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Ryan Lochte to Be Suspended From Swimming for 10 Months Due to Rio Robbery Story - Report

Ryan Lochte is looking at a rather long break from swimming.

The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer is expected to get a 10-month suspension from the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming, according to USA Today.

The three other U.S. swimmers – Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Condor – will be suspended as well for their part in the gas station incident during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

A source told the paper that Ryan‘s suspension will be longer than the others, and it’s likely to be announced on Thursday, September 8.

Ryan is currently competing on the latest season of Dancing With the Stars.

US Swimmer Jimmy Feigen Apologizes for Rio Robbery Story

Jimmy Feigen has officially apologized for his part in Ryan Lochte‘s Rio scandal after omitting facts and lying about what happened earlier this month.

“I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall,” Jimmy told NBC News. “I realize I made a mistake by omitting these facts, I was trying to protect my teammates and for this I apologize.”

“This was the first time I have ever had a gun pointed at me and I was terrified,” Jimmy added.

U.S. Swimmer Gunnar Bentz Apologizes for Rio Gas Station Incident, Tells His Story

Team USA swimmer Gunnar Bentz, 20, has issued an apology for the controversial incident involving the claim that he and teammates Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, and Jack Conger were robbed at gunpoint at a gas station in Rio.

It was later found that the U.S. swimmers had reportedly vandalized the gas station.

Gunnar‘s apology was issued to his team, the U.S. Olympic Committee and his former university in a statement posted on the University of Georgia athletics website.

“While I am anxious to put this matter behind me and rejoin my Georgia teammates in classes, practices and competitions, I feel compelled to stress several key points,” Gunnar wrote.

“1. I was never a suspect in the case from the beginning (Brazilian law enforcement officials saw me only as a witness).
2. I never made a false statement to anyone at any time.”

“I also want to be forthright about the details of what transpired last Sunday. What follows is consistent with the account I gave to the Brazilian authorities when I was interviewed for the first and only time on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.”

“After attending an event with several swimmers from different nations, I left in a taxicab along with U.S. swimmers Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen and Ryan Lochte around 6 a.m. On the way back to the Olympic Village, we pulled into a convenience store to use the restroom. There was no restroom inside, so we foolishly relieved ourselves on the backside of the building behind some bushes.”

Click inside to read Gunnar’s full apology and account of what happened that night… More Here! »

Jimmy Feigen Pays Nearly $11k to Get Passport & Leave Rio

Jimmy Feigen has received his passport back and is clear to leave Rio after reaching a deal to make a donation of nearly $11,000.

The 26-year-old swimmer won a gold medal in Rio and now will be able to leave after getting caught up in controversy with teammates Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger. After a late night of partying, the guys allegedly lied about being robbed at gunpoint and instead actually vandalized a gas station bathroom.

“After a long deliberation, this agreement was reached … he will donate 35,000 real [approximately $10,800] to an institute, and with that the case is resolved,” Feigen‘s lawyer Breno Melaragno said (via NBC News). “After this donation is done, his passport will be given back to him, and he will be free to return home.”

It was previously reported that authorities recommended that Jimmy, along with Ryan, be indicted for the alleged crime.

Team USA Confirms Vandalism, Apologizes to Rio for Swimmers' Actions

The United States Olympic Committee has released a statement to confirm that Team USA’s swimmers did vandalize a gas station in Rio and to apologize for the incident.

“Two U.S. Olympic swimmers (Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger) have given statements to local authorities today regarding the incident first reported on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Their passports have been released and they recently departed Rio,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said in a statement. “After providing a statement earlier in the week, a third (James Feigen) provided a revised statement this evening with the hope of securing the release of his passport as soon as possible.”

“Working in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate in Rio, we have coordinated the athletes’ cooperation with local authorities and ensured their safety throughout the process, but we have not seen the full statements provided by Bentz and Conger,” The statement continued. “However, we understand that they describe the events that many have seen on surveillance video made publicly available today. As we understand it, the four athletes (Bentz, Conger, Feigen and Ryan Lochte) left France House early in the morning of August 14 in a taxi headed to the Olympic Village. They stopped at a gas station to use the restroom, where one of the athletes committed an act of vandalism. An argument ensued between the athletes and two armed gas station security staff, who displayed their weapons, ordered the athletes from their vehicle and demanded the athletes provide a monetary payment. Once the security officials received money from the athletes, the athletes were allowed to leave.”

Click inside to read the rest of the statement and apology… More Here! »

Ryan Lochte & Jimmy Feigen Recommended for Indictment for False Reporting of a Crime in Rio

Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen have been recommended for indictment by Rio authorities after they were accused of falsely reporting a crime.

The Federal Police of Brazil told ABC News that the recommendation comes after the two swimmers, along with teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger claimed they were robbed at gunpoint.

The guys have been accused of vandalizing a bathroom at a gas station in Rio and security camera footage was released showing them at the location that night, though Ryan says it was edited to remove several minutes of key footage.

Ryan Lochte Gas Station 'Robbery' Video - Watch Security Cam Footage Here

Ryan Locthe‘s story of being robbed in Rio is under question and security camera footage of him and his teammates at the gas station has been released.

The 32-year-old swimmer and Olympic gold medalist says that he was robbed at gunpoint during a night out with teammates Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz, but authorities are not believing the story and the guys could be charged with filing a false police report if their story isn’t actually true.

Police say that a security guard pointed a gun at the swimmers after they vandalized a bathroom at the gas station.

Ryan is claiming that the video from the security cam that was released was also edited. Watch it below.

While Ryan is safely back in the U.S., Jack and Gunnar were both detained while trying to catch a flight out of town and Jimmy was questioned while still in Rio.


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