US Swimmer Ryan Lochte Charged By Brazilian Police

US Swimmer Ryan Lochte Charged By Brazilian Police
By Conor O'Leary

It's rare that an Olympics that you'd come away with a gold medal and cementing yourself as the second most decorated Olympic swimmer of all time would represent a Games to forget, but that's exactly what Ryan Lochte has managed to do.

And it's getting worse. After the farcical stories that he portrayed to the media, the swimmer has now been charged by Brazilian police over his false robbery claim.

Authorities in Rio have recommended to prosecutors that Lochte be charged with falsely reporting a crime, which in Brazil is a misdemeanour offense punishable by a fine.

According to ESPN, a police statement said that the officer in charge "had recommended to judges that Lochte be deposed in the United States and that a transcript be sent to the ethical commission of the International Olympic Committee". Lochte has been summoned to testify after CCTV footage proved his story about being robbed at gunpoint was untrue.

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Lochte's spokesperson had no comment on the story.

The news comes just hours after it was reports emerged that the swimmer was attempting to re-build his public image by joining "Dancing with the Stars" - America's version of Strictly Come Dancing.

[ESPN]

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See Also: Ryan Lochte Is Getting Absolutely Destroyed In US Media For Lying About Getting Robbed In Rio

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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