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Rio police charge Ryan Lochte with filing false robbery report


USA TODAY Sports
7:33 p.m. EDT August 25, 2016

Ryan Lochte has been charged by Brazilian police with filing a false report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janerio, according to a statement obtained by USA TODAY Sports from the Rio police. 

Lochte will be informed of the charges in the United States and can then decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The statement also said a copy of the evidence could be sent to the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission.

Lochte’s attorney, Jeffrey Ostrow, said they have not heard from officials in Rio.

“I’m endeavoring to…

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