If there’s more foolproof way of working yourself out of major diplomatic snafus than showering the offended party with cash, we’d damn well like to know about it.
James Feigen, one of three US swimmers not named Ryan Lochte embroiled in this weird-as-hell Rio robbery saga, has reportedly paid 35,000 reais – about AU $14K – to an unnamed Brazilian charity in order to settle the case.
The US Olympic Committee has words for Feigen & Co., too. They reckon “the behaviour of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA.“
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