Will Prosecutors Appeal: Ryan Lochte Cleared of Charges in Brazil

Will Prosecutors Appeal: Ryan Lochte Cleared of Charges in Brazil

Lochte, 32, was charged with fabricating the details of a crime to authorities during the 2016 games.

Lochte had said that he and three other U.S. swimmers, Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were on their way back to the Olympic Village from a party when their car was pulled over by gun-toting robbers pretending to be police officers.

An appeals court on Thursday reversed [a previous ruling that the charges were legitimate], 2-1, ruling that Brazilian law was not broken because Rio police had initiated the investigation, not Lochte.

He has won every set he's played in six matches, and while he did not exactly dominate against the 11th-seeded Berdych, Federer was never in much trouble.

"This crime only happens when you go to the police and you make a report, you file a report, " said Srour, who added that she has represented Americans arrested in Brazil.

"We are pleased that the court has finally dismissed the criminal prosecution against Mr. Lochte, while at the same time, appropriately recognizing that he committed no crime. It has been a long year, but in the end, justice prevailed", said Jeff Ostrow, Lochte's Florida-based attorney, in a statement to USA Today.

Video captured by surveillance cameras showed the athletes getting into a confrontation with security guards at a gas station.

Lochte was suspended 10 months by USA Swimming after the incident.

Prosecutors now have 15 days in which they may challenge the ruling; otherwise, it will stand and the matter will be considered closed.

A USA Today Sports investigation following the incident determined that Lochte's account of what happened at the gas station was substantially true, despite embellishments. And she was so close to gaining the upper hand against Muguruza, holding two set points at 5-4 in the opener. Lochte was entered in a small meet this week but withdrew, reportedly because he was not in race shape.

Roger Federer is here once more, back in a Wimbledon final for the 11th time, back on the verge of an eighth championship at the All England Club, more than any man has collected in the storied, century-plus history of the place.