Ryan Lochte is finally taking responsibility for lying about being robbed in Brazil last weekend. The swimmer took to Twitter to issue a lengthy apology for the situation, and you can read it right here.
Although Ryan Lochte, 32, never flat-out admitted he lied about his story from the night of the robbery, he did accept responsibility for his actions and admit he wasn’t totally ‘candid’ when describing the events.
“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I describe the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics,” he wrote. “I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.” Read his full apology here:
Ryan was out with his teammates Jimmy Feigen, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger on Aug. 13, and afterward, the guys claimed they were held at gunpoint and robbed. However, it was eventually revealed by Jack and Gunnar that their story had been “fabricated,” and what actually went down was much different. Yes, a security guard did hold a gun up to one of the swimmers, but it was because he felt he needed to “control” the “angry” athlete, according to authorities.
As Ryan points out in his apology, he was traumatized by having a gun pointed at him in a country where he did not understand the language, which we can totally understand, but that still doesn’t excuse the fact that he made up an entirely false account of what happened that evening.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ryan’s apology?