Rick Perry

Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates receive penalties for lying about Rio robbery

Ryan Lochte and three U.S. teammates receive penalties for lying about Rio robbery

A day after news broke that Ryan Lochte will be suspended from swimming for 10 months, the three teammates who accompanied him on a night of partying at the Summer Olympics have received their punishment for fabricating stories of a robbery.

Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen were handed lighter sanctions, with USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee suspending them for four months.

All four men will have their monthly stipends withheld, and none will be allowed to accompany the U.S. team on its post-Games visit to the White House.

“As we have said previously, the behavior of these athletes was not acceptable,” said Scott Blackmun, the...

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