Olympic star Ryan Lochte offered a tepid apology for the bad boy misadventure in Rio that social media has taken to calling, “LochMess.”
Two of his fellow partying teammates are back in the U.S. and revealing their shame.
Lochte's former coach told CBS that USA Swimming takes misbehavior like this very seriously. Mark Schubert said at least some of the swimmers are likely to face suspensions.
Olympic swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were not saying a word after touching down in Miami.
And at Conger’s Rockville home, his dad was not saying much more.
“I'm glad he's back, absolutely,” he said.
Conger and Bentz reportedly told police in Rio they were so drunk on vodka and Champagne last weekend, they didn't know where they were or what time it was.
They said wanted to keep quiet about the gas station vandalism and pay-off, but watched incredulous as 32-year-old Olympic Lochte fabricated a story on the Today Show.
“They pulled us over, they pulled out their guns,” he said on Sunday. “They told the other swimmers to get down on the ground.”
It took until Friday before he finally said he was sorry on Instagram.
"I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend -- for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events," he wrote.
Within hours, there were more than 16,000 comments, the vast majority critical. And in Conger's hometown, a lot of people felt the same way.
“Ryan Lochte is…I don't know about this man,” Garret Wong said.
“Pulling a sign out and peeing on the street, would he do that in a gas station here?” said Thais Krause, who’s originally from Brazil. “I'm also a U.S. citizen, and I love this country, and I wouldn't do that here. And I wouldn't do it in Brazil.”
But some said it's the Olympics, and people from all over the world get together and celebrate. If some competitors make a mistake, let’s forgive and move on, it's in the spirit of the Games.