Rio Police Have More Questions For Ryan Lochte

| by John Freund
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Police at the Olympics in Rio are questioning other U.S. swimmers involved in the recent alleged robbery of Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers.

Braziian police have further questions for the swimmers, but so far have not detained anyone in relation to the alleged incident, USA Today reports.

“There was no effort to detain anyone, but police did have further questions this a.m. It is a matter for our consulate and U.S. citizen services and we will continue to cooperate with all involved," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said. 

Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen claim they were robbed at gunpoint by men wearing Rio police outfits. They claim "their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes’ money and other personal belongings,"

Lochte has since returned home to the U.S., according to his father.  

Jeff Ostrow, Lochte's attorney, said Lochte cooperated fully with authorities and gave a statement to representatives from the State Department, FBI, Tourist Police and the USOC's security team. 

"I know that Ryan didn't want this to turn into what it did," Ostrow said. "The Olympics are more important and Team USA's performances are more important."

Rio Police say Lochte and the other swimmers have so far been "unable to provide key details" about the incident, reports CBS Sports.

Lochte, for his part, claims he was intoxicated at the time and could not remember the exact location of the robbery.

Sources: USA Today, CBS Sports / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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