Al Roker took his colleague Billy Bush to task after Bush defended Ryan Lochte’s false robbery narrative. “He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Roker said during the heated Today Show segment. “He left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled. There was no robbery, there was no pull over. He lied.” Bush remained reluctant to call out Lochte, but did confess that the Olympic swimmer “embellished” specific details. Read More.
Ryan Lochte Says “I Over Exaggerated” Robbery Story In Matt Lauer Interview
Over the weekend, the swimming Olympian faced NBC’s Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview surrounding his robbery narrative, which Brazilian police believe to be false. “I over-exaggerated that story,” Lochte said during an emotional interview. He told Lauer he wasn’t sure why he decided to give an incorrect account regarding last Sunday’s events and said he was extremely intoxicated during the incident. Read more.
U.S. Women’s Track & Field Relay Team Captures Gold Medal After Previous Baton Drop
The women’s track and field 4×100 relay race team gave an incredible performance on Friday, winning the gold medal one day after a baton drop threatened to steal their chances of Olympic glory. Sprinters Allyson Felix, English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta, and Tori Bowie captured first place with a time of 41.01 seconds. Jamaica took home the silver medal, while Great Britain captured bronze. Read more.
18-Year-Old Server Mortified After Couple Leaves Racist Note
Instead of a tip, an 18-year-old Harrisburg, Virginia teen working at a local restaurant was left with a receipt that said, “We only tip citizens,” by a couple she serviced. Horrified, Sadie Karina Elledge showed the disturbing note to her grandfather, who posted an image of the receipt on Facebook. Underneath the photo he addressed his granddaughter’s attackers by writing, “You are a complete and total piece of dung.” Elledge is an American citizen born to parents from Honduras and Mexico. Read more.
Advocates Want Charges Dropped Against Bronx Man Who Killed His Wife’s Attempted Rapist
On Saturday, supporters of 61-year-old Mamadou Diallo gathered at the Bronx district attorney’s office pleading for prosecutors to drop charges against Diallo. Diallo is accused of killing his wife’s attempted rapist, Earl Nash, 43, in May. A final decision on the specific charges will be made after Nash’s autopsy is completed next month. Advocates of Diallo argue that the circumstances left him with no choice. Read more.
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