People Are Furious That Ryan Lochte Lied About Being Held At Gunpoint In Rio

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Just hours after the Brazilian police recommended an indictment, Ryan Lochte apologized for “his behavior” after he claimed he was held at gunpoint and robbed while at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

competes in a heat for the - during Day Six of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 1, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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“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,” Lochte said on Twitter Friday. “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.”

Twitter unloaded on Lochte because they thought his apology was inadequate.