In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, U.S. swimmer James Feigen smiles during a swimming training session prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police. Feigen says in a statement posted Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, on the website of his lawyer in Austin that "I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall." (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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Texas Ex Jimmy Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

Posted August 24th, 2016

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer and Texas Ex Jimmy Feigen apologized for the “serious distraction” he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

Feigen says in a statement posted Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin that “I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall.”

He maintains the group didn’t force their way into a bathroom and a gun was pointed at them.

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Feigen says he paid the driver the cab fare and “As I walked away, the man with the gun pointed it at me and my teammate and ordered us, in Portuguese, to sit.”

Feigen says he paid a fine of $10,800 for return of his passport.

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