Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Robbery Claim, Says He Was Traumatized

US swimmer Ryan Lochte holds a press conference on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, two days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. / AFP / MARTIN BUREAU        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Robbery Claim, Says He Was Traumatized

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Ryan Lochte Apologizes for Robbery Claim, Says He Was Traumatized

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Ryan Lochte has issued an apology “for not being more careful and candid” about his role in last weekend’s incident. It is not the strongest apology you’ll ever read. While he does seem to acknowledge that he made mistakes, the post also tries to engender sympathy.

He claims he waited this long to address the situation because he was waiting for his teammates’ safe return to the United States.

The apology isn’t likely to convert any critics but the tone isn’t entirely surprising considering the clumsy way Lochte has handled this situation as it unraveled.

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