Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte set off an international scandal when he and a few of his swimmer buddies had a confrontation with police in Rio. After a night of drinking, he and four of his friends ended up at a gas station and vandalized the bathroom inside. They were immediately caught and made to pay for the damages, and after reluctantly doing so, they thought they were in the clear.

But as more details emerge, it’s becoming clear that Ryan Lochte’s original story about the night was totally fabricated. But why did he lie about a stupid drunken incident in the first place? Ed Lover says he knows exactly why. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip of the Early Morning Evening News on the Ed Lover Show.

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Is This Why Ryan Lochte Lied About Getting Robbed At The Olympic Village? [EXCLUSIVE AUDIO] was originally published on EdLoverShow.com