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Did Al Roker's Ryan Lochte Rant Get Him In Trouble With NBC?!

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Ryan Lochte certainly upset a lot of people for lying about getting robbed in Rio… but is he the only one pissing people off in this scandal?!

Last week, Al Roker SLAMMED the sports star on TODAY for fabricating a story about being held up at gunpoint while in the Brazil city for the 2016 Olympics.

Related: Ryan (Kind Of) Owned Up To His Actions To Matt Lauer!

The broadcaster called out the scandalized celeb for repeatedly lying about the whole thing, but it seems his on-air rant might've rubbed some people at the morning show the wrong way.

A source told Page Six some staffers on the show are "embarrassed," saying:

"There were several producers and talent who were left trying to explain Al's over-the-top behavior. Several insiders found themselves wanting to distance themselves from his response."

Considering the athlete caused a global scandal and pretty much humiliated the US, we don't think it was unreasonable for the weatherman to be pissed.

But, insiders claim NBC did not approve of the 62-year-old's explosive outburst, adding:

"It was a great thing to watch online, but a lot of NBC staff thought that he took it way too far for something that, while it was certainly a legitimate issue and certainly bad behavior by Lochte, outrage to that level just wasn't justified."

However, a network exec told the tabloid that no one's actually upset with Mr. Roker, explaining:

"This is not true. No one feels this way. In fact, everyone here is happy — specifically with the ‘Today' show's great ratings."

What do U think?! Was his rant justified?! SOUND OFF in the comments!

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