James Feigen to 'Donate' $10,800 to Leave Rio Amid Alleged Robbery Scandal
James Feigen is the last of the Olympic swimmers in Rio amid the robbery controversy
One of Ryan Lochte‘s teammates, James Feigen, has reportedly reached a deal with Brazilian authorities to pay nearly $11,000 to leave Rio following the now-disputed claim that he and other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint during a night out.
A lawyer for the swimmer reportedly said Feigen will “donate” $10,800 and have his passport returned, NBC News reports.
“After long deliberation, this agreement was reached … he will donate 35,000 real [about $10,800] to an institute, and with that the case is resolved,” Feigen’s lawyer, Breno Melaragno, told reporters, according to NBC.
[IMAGE “1” “” “std” ]”After this donation is done, his passport will be given back to him, and he will be free to return home.”
Lochte initially said that he, Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday as they headed back to the Olympic Village after a night out. But Brazilian authorities said they found that there was actually an altercation between the swimmers and gas station security.
The incident was captured in CCTV footage obtained by PEOPLE, and a United States Olympic Committee source called the video “disappointing” and told PEOPLE that the footage shows “a completely different story” than what they were told.
“Their story was not right … the stories that the two men told us were not the same,” a police source previously told PEOPLE. “The other two men would not speak to us. So we knew that they were lying.”
Lochte left the country just days after the alleged incident, and Bentz and Conger were pulled off a plane headed back to the U.S. late Wednesday for questioning. The pair gave statements to local authorities regarding the incident and arrived back in the U.S. on Friday morning.
The USOC has apologized to Brazil for the swimmers’ behavior and CEO Scott Blackmun promised to review the situation for “potential consequences.”