Lochte Appears At Y Fundraiser, Dad Says New Video Vindicates Son In Rio Incident

By on September 29, 2016 in WNDB News


Ormond Beach, FL-Port Orange native Olympian Ryan Lochte appeared last night at a charity event at the Ormond Beach YMCA, as his father told reporters about new video in the incident in Brazil where authorities say the swimmer filed a false police report. That incident has ended up with Lochte banned from competitive swimming for 10 months.

Lochte told reporters he was glad to be at the Ormond Beach event and called the Y his “second family.”

Lochte’s dad says the new video just surfaced and shows security guards at a gas station pointing a gun at his son and “extracting money.” The older man said to reporters, “I don’t know what you call that, but I know what I would call it.”

Lochte was with several other swimmers out for a night of clubbing when the incident happened that Lochte later said involved a robbery at gunpoint.

The event last night in Ormond Beach was slated to raise up to $50,000.

The younger Lochte is currently appearing on “Dancing with the Stars.”


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