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USA Swimmers Not Allowed to Leave Country for Story About Rio Robbery

The situation in Rio for several members of the USA swim team just got a little dire.

According to several different news outlets, two American Olympic swimmers who were yanked off a homebound flight just moments before its scheduled takeoff. They will not be allowed to leave Brazil until they testify under oath about the alleged robbery that took place, shaking up the games.

Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off their flight as investigators try to figure out what happened between them and teammates Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen.

According to Matt Gutman of ABC, swim team members were seen fighting with security inside a gas station and didn’t appear to ever be robbed.

James Feigen, another swimmer with the group, was ordered to remain in Brazil saying he’s also communicating with local authorities and intends to make further statements regarding the incident on Thursday as well.”

Conger, Bentz and Feigen were all expected to give statements to police on Thursday.

-- Glenn Erby

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