Ryan Lochte and his teammates James Feigen, Gunnar Bentz, and Jack Conger claim that they were held at gunpoint in Rio, and there seem to be a lot of people questioning the validity of that story.
Rio authorities pulled Lochte‘s teammates Bentz and Conger off their flights back to the States and are detaining them in Rio until they get some answers, Feigen never showed up to the airport.
Rio officials are upset that their county is being made to look bad by a story that they reportedly believe is fabricated. As of now, Lochte and his teammates are sticking by their story, and while the others are being held in Rio, Lochte is back in the US.
Will this turn into an international incident?
Who is telling the truth?
What are Rio officials really hoping to accomplish?
Could Lochte and team face charges if the claims are proven untrue?
Here’s the interview that Lochte did with Billy Bush for NBC where he explained his take:
We will keep you updated as this saga develops.