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Ryan Lochte charged with filing false robbery report

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(Courtesy: Associated Press) (Courtesy: Associated Press)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report.

Lochte had apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more "careful and candid" about how he described what happened.

The 12-time gold medalist reiterated his view that a stranger pointed a gun at him and demanded money to let him leave. Lochte had called it a robbery; Brazilian police said he and three other swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and were confronted by armed security guards.

"I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons," Lochte said.

Two of the other swimmers, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were on their way home Friday after being held in the country to testify. The fourth swimmer, Jimmy Feigen, made a deal with a Brazil judge to make a $10,800 payment and be allowed to leave the country later Friday, his lawyer said.

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