Lochte Made It Up, According To Brazilian Police, But It’s White Privilege Anyway

Originally I thought this Ryan Lochte holdup thing was going to be a big story. Third world country, armed robbers and all. Lochte was strangely quiet about all this.

Because apparently he fibbed.

The official said that swimmers Conger and Bentz, who were pulled off a plane going back to the United States late Wednesday, told police that the robbery story had been fabricated.

A police news conference was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said late Thursday morning that Lochte’s teammates were scheduling a time and place to meet with authorities.

Now #LochteGate is trending on Twitter.

And, suddenly it’s about race. Because there’s no African-American swimmers to kick in doors and pee on the floor?

Lochte is now back in the U.S., and likely to stay here for a while. Originally his fib was reported by his own mother. Outed by mom, what a #FAIL.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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