UPDATE (10:30 a.m. ET): USA swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology for “not being more careful and candid” in how he described the events.
ORIGINAL STORY: It sounds like Ryan Lochte is about ready to come clean.
The United States swimming star’s story about supposedly being robbed at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has come apart at the seams in recent days, as it becomes more and more evident that he fabricated a good portion of the story.
Now, TMZ Sports reports, Lochte plans on admitting he lied and will apologize for his actions.
Lochte, according to TMZ Sports, told the United States Olympic Committee the same lie he told NBC, which is what started this whole ordeal.
“We’ve now learned after Lochte went on TV, USOC officials talked to him and he repeated the concocted story line and verse,” TMZ Sports wrote Friday.
Additionally, Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, now is preparing an apology to both the United States and the Olympic host country of Brazil.
Of course, that still might not be enough for Lochte — and the other members of the USA swim team who were with him that night — to avoid punishment. Rio authorities reportedly indicted Lochte and teammate James Feigen on Thursday on charges of making a false police report. They reportedly could face “serious charges” in the matter.
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