US swimmer James Feigen has apologised for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a petrol station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.
Feigen said in a statement posted on Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin, Texas, 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 did not force their way into a bathroom and a gun was pointed at them.
Feigen said he paid the driver the taxi 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 was pulled off an aeroplane last week by police for more questioning. He said he paid a fine of 10,800 US dollars (€9,587) for the return of his passport.