Ryan Lochte (Sort Of) Apologized For His Role In That Rio Incident
The swimmer issued an apology after Brazilian authorities questioned his account of an armed robbery.By Cody LaGrow | August 19, 2016
"My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you've got to be a man in the morning. So if I go out all night and I'm dancing or I'm drinking, you know what, I still have a job to do, I still have a goal to do, and that's the 2016 Olympics," Lochte said to WTXF.
That was Lochte in 2014. And staying true to his philosophy at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Lochte was a man at night, mostly vandalizing a gas station bathroom, according to local police. But he finally came to his senses Friday morning and issued an apology for instigating an international incident based around his stories of armed robbery.
Ryan Lochte posted this to note to Instagram: "I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend -- for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events that early morning."