Lolo Jones is so self-absorbed she’s oblivious to the world around her
Controversy seems to follow Lolo Jones wherever she goes. Last night she was involved in a rather unfortunate Twitter blunder with former Rutgers lineman Eric LeGrand. Following an innocent tweet where LeGrand jokingly asked to race her, Lolo responded with, “Get checked for a concussion. Clearly, u’ve been hit in the head… Cos u arnt beating a track athlete.”
Now, obviously Jones was not aware of LeGrand’s paralysis. I’m more than willing to absolutely give her a pass there. Despite LeGrand’s popularity among sports fans, there’s still a large segment of the population who has no clue who he is, let alone recognize his Twitter handle.
My beef with Jones has nothing to do with her original tweet but rather what followed after. In typical Lolo fashion (yes we’ve seen this song and dance before), she turned the attention on herself, playing the sympathy card.
You know what would have sufficed it here?
“Oops, I’m sorry.”
“I made a mistake.”
“I’m an ignorant donkey.”
Instead we got a “woe is me.”
I’m so ready for Lolo to disappear from the public eye, which frankly, is months overdue.
Lolo Jones inadvertently taunts paralyzed Eric LeGrand after being asked to race [Larry Brown Sports]