American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte said he had suicidal thoughts following the gas station scandal that arose during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
On Tuesday, Allison Glock of ESPN passed along comments from Lochte, who explained his mindset after he became public enemy No. 1 for a short period of time.
“After Rio, I was probably the most hated person in the world,” he said. “There were a couple of points where I was crying, thinking, ‘If I go to bed and never wake up, fine.'”
Glock asked whether that meant he considered suicide, and Lochte nodded in the affirmative before adding, “I was about to hang up my entire life.”
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