After five days of publicly sticking to his story, Ryan Lochte apologized Friday, admitting he was not entirely “careful and candid” in his account of the events that took place early Sunday morning in Rio.
“I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that I am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event,” Lochte said.
The swimmer posted his apology to Instagram. The full text appears below.
Lochte swim teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger returned to the United States early Friday. While Jimmy Feigen will give approximately $11,000 to charity in exchange for the return of his passport, according to multiple reports.
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