Ready for the latest chapter in LochteGate? After his teammates admitted to Brazilian authorities yesterday that Ryan Lochte’s story about an armed robbery was false and that the group of four trashed a gas station bathroom, Lochte is finally talking. Minutes ago, he posted this apology on Twitter:
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) August 19, 2016
First off, I’m not sure I buy the “it’s traumatic being out late with friends in a foreign country” bit, but at least he’s finally speaking on the matter, even if he’s still sticking to the line about a stranger sticking a gun in his face and demanding money, which, in reality was a security guard demanding he pay for breaking a door and peeing on his establishment.
A simple, “I apologize for being a dumbass and embarrassing my country” would have been better.