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Michael Phelps explains his spiral to NBC's Matt Lauer: 'I didn't want to see another day'

Michael Phelps explains his spiral to NBC's Matt Lauer: 'I didn't want to see another day'

Michael Phelps has spent the last six months describing just how lost he was in the days before his 2014 drunk driving arrest. And the record-setting Olympian did so again this morning in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer.

Lauer, the TODAY co-host, asked Phelps about his mother's reaction to the arrest.

"I think my mom was happy that I was alive," the swimmer replied. "Because I think she saw the sort of path that I was going down. I think a lot of people close to me saw it. And I was going fast. Honestly, I sort of at one point, I just, I felt like I...

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