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Ryan Lochte "Takes Full Responsibility" For Gas Station Incident In Interview With Matt Lauer

A portion of a Ryan Lochte NBC interview with Matt Lauer aired today, with the 32-year-old swimmer taking "full responsibility" for exaggerating the gas station incident that has stolen the headlines during these Rio Olympics.

We've linked the part of the Ryan Lochte NBC interview that has been released below. More is expected to come out tonight, with the full sit-down with host Matt Lauer being aired Monday on "Today."

In the aforementioned clip with Lauer, Lochte expressed culpability for the original story that depicted he and three of his teammates being robbed at gunpoint last Sunday, which local authorities disputed.

“That’s why I’m taking full responsibility for it is because I over-exaggerated that story,” Lochte said. “If I never had done that, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

“None of this would have happened and it was my immature behavior.”

Lochte had previously issued a statement yesterday in which he apologized for "not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics."