U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte made it back to America before his robbery story became a true international incident. His three teammates allegedly with him at the time weren’t so lucky and must remain in Brazil while authorities investigate.
Lochte’s account of the events has changed as skepticism grows. He altered some of the details in a conversation with Matt Lauer. The Today Show host discussed the latest developments this morning with Billy Bush, who landed the exclusive Lochte follow-up interview after the incident.
Bush seems to believe Lochte, which is great for the embattled swimmer. The reason for this, however, isn’t very flattering.
In short, Bush thinks Lochte isn’t smart enough to mastermind something like this.
“I spoke to him about four hours after he got into Olympic Village — or five hours — they’ve been out all night long,” he said. “He’s not the kind that can weave a brilliant tale when he hasn’t been out all night long, pardon me. The fact that he told this story so mellifluously makes me think, well, he could not have invented the whole thing.”