RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte apoligizes for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more careful and candid about how he described what happened.
Lochte says in lengthy posts on Instagram and Twitter Friday he was apologizing for his role in taking the focus away from other Olympic athletes.
The 12-time gold medalist still insists a stranger pointed a gun at him and demanded money to let him leave.
But Lochte says he should have handled himself more responsibly.
Brazil police have said Lochte lied by saying he and three other swimmers were robbed. They allegedly vandalized a gas station bathroom and were confronted by security guards.