The situation in Rio for several members of the U.S. 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 momemts before its scheduled takeoff — 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.
BREAKING: Attorney says American swimmers pulled off US-bound plane will not be allowed to leave Brazil until they testify about robbery.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 18, 2016
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.
— Matt Gutman (@mattgutmanABC) August 18, 2016
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.