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American Olympian Ryan Lochte took to Instagram today to apologize for his involvement in the much-publicized disturbance at a Brazilian gas station during the Rio games, as well as the disparity in his recollection of events afterward.

“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend—for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning,” the Rochester, N.Y. native wrote.

Lochte also apologized for his situation overshadowing the performances of the other athletes competing, as his investigation took media precedence.

 “It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country…and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave,” he wrote.

Watch former Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Tecce and defense attorney Yodit Tewolde discuss Lochte’s apology with Jenna Lee on Happening Now in the clip below, and read Lochte’s full statement in the Instagram post above.

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