A Brazilian judge ordered two U.S. swimmers not to leave the country, according to court documents obtained Wednesday. Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen were ordered to stay in Rio three days after they said they were robbed at gunpoint. Attorney Jeff Ostrow told USA TODAY Sports that Lochte was already back in the United States as of Tuesday afternoon.
Two other swimmers, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, who were with Lochte and Feigen during the alleged robbery, were removed from their flight late Wednesday night as they tried to depart for the United States, according to a statement from U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky.
“Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were detained Wednesday night shortly before their flight was scheduled to depart from Rio,” Sandusky said. “They were released by local authorities with the understanding that they would continue their discussions about the incident on Thursday. James Feigen is also communicating with local authorities and intends to make further statements regarding the incident on Thursday as well. We will continue to provide updated information as it is appropriate.”
Ryan Lochte Order By Judge To Stay In Rio Amid Robbery Investigation