Know when I knew that Ryan Lochte was lying? The second this story came out. Let’s be real here, Ryan started off by telling his mother about the incident, which lead to his mother tweeting about it, which lead to pure chaos in Brazil.
When Ryan was then asked about the issue he said that when a gun was put to his head, he simply replied “Whatever’, and gave his money to the alleged thieves, who were also allegedly dressed as police officers. I mean really? I understand Ryan Lochte has probably inhaled an insane amount of chlorine but saying “Whatever” with a gun against your head? Yeah, something doesn’t sit right with me there.
Ryan’s teammates that were with him all backed up his story, yup, they were all robbed but they all had different angles of the story. Some said there were three people, others said there was only one person, it was kind of all over the place.
So Rio police did some digging and apparently the group of guys were caught on camera in a fight at a gas station. So, I mean there are a lot of holes in this story.
Ryan went on television and said that he was standing by his story, but at this point, does anyone believe him? I read somewhere that people were saying that Ryan is a kid, and got caught up in a story. Ryan is 32 fucking years old, he is a grown ass man.
Personally, I think he should be held responsible for lying and causing a bit of panic for other Olympians and for Rio. I understand that apparently the government and police at corrupt in Rio (according to reports), but they really seemed to put effort and time into figuring out what exactly went down.
I guess the question is, what happens next? Obviously it is Rio vs America, Ryan Lochte is an overrated Olympian who once had a reality show, wore grills, and trademarked the term JEAH, so there’s that. Everyone is saying that this is a national embarrassment, let’s be real the fact all of those things I previously listed even happened is a national embarrassment.
It will be extremely interesting to see how all of this unfolds.
If it does turn out to be a lie (which it looks like it is unfolding to be a big lie), he should have to pay the consequences, whatever those consequences may be.
It is being reported everywhere that Ryan Lochte made up the story to cover up some sort of vandalism that went down at a gas station. Apparently someone kicked the door knob off of a door, the security guard made them pay, Ryan’s teammates are throwing him right under the bus. Let’s hope there is some kind of consequence for making up such a story.