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I'm not making me being intoxicated like an excuse, I'm not doing that at all. It was my fault and I shouldn't have said it.
That's why I'm taking full responsibility for it is because I over-exaggerated that story and if I had never done that we wouldn't be in this mess. Those guys would never be in Rio, or were in Rio, none of this would have happened and it was my immature behavior.
I wouldn't make up a story like this, nor would the others – as a matter of fact, we all feel it makes us look bad. We're victims in this, and we're happy that we're safe.
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 your leave.
I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.
I should have been more responsible in how I handled myself, and for that I am sorry to my team mates.
I was like, we didn't do anything wrong, so I'm not getting down on the ground. And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead.
We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over.
Get down,' and I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.
We'll hang out because swimming doesn't dictate our friendship.
It's going to take a perfect performance in order to beat him just because of how tough a competitor he is. He won't give up and that's awesome. That's why he brings out the best in me and hopefully I do the exact same for him.
This week, we're just getting started. USA, we always show up when the time's right. Especially last night and the night before, just seeing USA just rocking and we're going to keep that really for the rest of the week.