A reporter has made the news… Of course it’s not the first time, but Al Roker definitely caught the attention of NBC and the world. The world knows of the story being reported… Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, lied about being robbed in Rio. He was drunk and behaving inappropriately choosing to tell one lie after another.
“He lied to you, he lied to Matt Lauer, he lied to his mom,” Al said to his co-host Billy Bush on the “Today” show last week. “He left his teammates hanging while he skedaddled. There was no robbery, there was no pull over. He lied.” Billy Bush attempted to defend Ryan Lochte making it worse. Al Roker responded at one moment with “we agree to disagree” while clapping his hands together. Here’s the footage:
The world definitely sides with Al Roker’s opinion. His response continues to trend. It’s quite entertaining. Billy ended up backing off, but watch the Vine video of Al Roker as he stirred his drink during the explanation… lol
According to Tourist Support Special Precinct officials, Ryan Lochte will now be summoned to Rio. The 12-time medalist can opt to send a lawyer and does not need to appear in court. He could face between one to six months in jail for his actions. It is possible that the judge could levy it with a fine. Some believe that an example should be made of the embarrassment that the 32 year old caused.
NBC can really sit back and enjoy the ratings on the issue. Keep reporting the real news Al….