Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has taken the high road after a week of questions regarding his "robbery" at gunpoint story while at the Rio Olympics.
FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:
Ryan Lochte says he's sorry for not being more careful and candid in how he described the events at a Rio gas station early Sunday morning.
In a statement he posted to Twitter and Instagram, he says he should have been more responsible in how he handled himself, and that he's waited to share his thoughts until the legal situation was resolved and his teammates were headed home.
He does not go into detail about what exactly happened that night, but does say it's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country, with a language barrier and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave. But that the situation could and should have been avoided, and accepting responsibility for his role in this happening.
Fellow swimmer Jimmy Feigen has agreed to pay nearly $11,000 to a Rio charity to resolve his case, something that is allowed under Brazil law for minor crime.
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Lochte took to Twitter on Friday to issue his apology:
-- Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) August 19, 2016