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"I left certain things out," Lochte, now with a more natural hair color, told Lauer, "and I over-exaggerated some parts of the story."
Lochte in this part was referring to his initial tale, told to Today Show host Billy Bush, where he said a cocked gun was pointed at his forehead.
"It was still hours after the incident happened... I was still intoxicated. I was still under that influence. I'm not making me being intoxicated like an excuse. I'm not doing that at all. It was my fault," Lochte said to Lauer.
Only after teammates Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were pulled from a plane leaving Rio, and James Feigen had his passport impounded, did Lochte come forward with the rest of the story.
According to this version, corroborated by a police statement from Bentz, guards at the gas station struck a deal of sorts with the swimmers to pay for damage from the Olympians' vandalism at the gas station -- which was brokered by a third party who translated for both sides.