Even if you are unfamiliar with the details surrounding the Ryan Lochte scandal during the 2016 Rio Olympics—he misrepresented what he described as an “armed robbery”—you probably saw the trend “Lochtemess” on Twitter, as well as the subsequent internet jokes. As reported by CNN, what Lochte claimed was an armed robbery was in fact two armed security guards at a gas station confronting him and three other Team USA swimmers—Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen—after an act of vandalism occurred. 

It was formally announced on Sept. 8 that the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming suspended Lochte for 10 months, and the other three swimmers will also face punishment for their actions. I applaud both organizations for taking the actions and subsequent fabrication presented by these men seriously.

Read full article on The Fairfield Mirror


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s