These athletes better get it together, Rio does not play and Ryan Lochte and one of his teammates were held at gunpoint early Sunday morning.
Ryan’s mother Ileana Lochte confirmed the situation with USA Today telling the newspaper:
“I think they’re all shaken up. There were a few of them,” Ileana Lochte said. “No, they were just, they just took their wallets and basically that was it.”
But then Lochte’s coach tried to discredit his mother’s claims downplaying the situation stating that he wasn’t held at gun point, but trying to figure out what happened…
Early Sunday morning, Ryan Lochte was with at least one U.S. teammate in a cab heading to meet up with Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira when the cab stopped to get gas, Ileana Lochte said.
She said the group was held up and confronted by people who had guns and knives.
Ileana Lochte said her son had his wallet taken but that was it. He notified her via text message afterward.
Ileana Lochte said she was on her way to see Ryan late Sunday morning.
“I’ll be OK when I see him,” she said.
I was waiting for a story like this, I bet Ryan was out chasing some cat and didn’t understand his surroundings… Ryan Lochte like them exoticals and his favorite movie is Belly… So you know what it was: