US Olympic swimmers lie about being robbed 3 replies

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#1 2 years ago

Two swimmers from the US Olympic team lied to police about being robbed after a night out. Brazilian police were suspicious from the beginning as their statements didn't make sense.

They have apologised and returned to the US after one agreed to pay $11,000 to a charity to avoid prosecution.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-37127499

Nutty, really. Why they would feel the need to ruin potentially one of the biggest moments of their careers with this sort of madness is beyond me. Alcohol, I guess, but one would assume athletes shouldn't be drinking anyway?


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#2 2 years ago
But Rio's civil police head Fernando Veloso said the four Olympic gold medallists had not been robbed.

I guess they'd know who they rob. They have standards.




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#3 2 years ago

What f'ing morons.

From what I understand, they don't have to lie. Just spend enough time in RIO and you're bound to get mugged at some point.


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#4 2 years ago

'Rio police say'... for whatever that's worth. Right up there with, 'a country that engages in ethnic cleansing claimed.'

There are no particularly credible parties in this. I could totally see a couple of people having a good night and breaking a door. I could also see police not authenticating their identities, or even - considering the area - trying to do so and being misunderstood or not believed. Or even armed security guards trying to restrain someone and it being taken as a robbery, especially if the person is confused.

Could be anything, some of the things it could be aren't even mutually exclusive.