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…