Ryan Lochte was accompanied by Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen on night of the infamous gas station incident at the Rio Olympics. But he was nearly joined by a fourth U.S. swimmer.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian was invited, but he declined.
“It was already 2 a.m. and I was way too tired so I told them I’m just not into going out right now,” Adrian said to Robbie Tripp of The Huffington Post.
The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming suspended Lochte for 10 months. Bentz, Conger, and Feigen were suspended for four months.
“I personally felt like [Bentz, Conger, and Feigen] didn’t do anything wrong and didn’t deserve to be left out of any international competition,” Adrian said.
Adrian said that he is “cordial” with Lochte.
“We’re certainly not the best of friends,” Adrian said. “I don’t say that because I don’t like him, we just don’t have a ton to relate about.”