More bad news for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.
Olympic American swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign were indicted in Rio de Janeiro Thursday after fabricating a police report about being robbed at gun point.
This comes after Brazilian police officials no evidence to support their “robbery” story. A video surfaced of Lochte, Feign and two other swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger getting into a huge brawl at a gas station on Sunday morning The video shows them fighting with the security guard and knocking down the bathroom door. To cover up their drunken antics, they said that they were robbed at gun point by two men dressed as police, but when questioned by authorities about the incident, the swimmers said they were too intoxicated to remember anything.
Lochte in the U.S., while Feign, along with Bentz and Conger were pulled from their flight for police questioning. The two are looking at six months in jail, however, Lochte may be exempt because according to TMZ, filing a fake police report is not an extraditable offense, which means the U.S. can’t force the swimmers to go back to Brazil for persecution.
None of the swimmers have commented on this matter. Hopefully the two swimmers will take responsibility for their crime and at least issue an apology.