Two of Lochte’s teammates have allegedly* confessed that there was no robbery. The real story? Pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a bunch of meathead athletes. They rolled up to the gas station drunk, broke the bathroom door, pissed all over a wall then pulled an advertisement down.
He told his mom he’d been robbed, his mom told the press, then the police got involved. Ryan Lochte started an international incident because he lied to his mom so he wouldn’t get in trouble. He is 32 years old.
ETA: Also you can now put related stories at the bottom of the post! Whee!! (I put one unrelated one because fuck the police)
*i added allegedly because the story is from ‘sources’, not directly from the two swimmers, but the AP is reporting it and they are generally reliable in their reporting.