That college student who got enough tweets to earn a date with Lolo Jones might want to behave himself when they meet up.
Especially with word from sports sites that claim that Olympic Bobsled hopeful Lolo Jones was involved in a fight over the weekend where she allegedly knocked another woman out.
Jones was in Lake Placid where she had been training with the US Bobsled team. Jones, who ran the hurdles in the 2012 Olympics, is trying to earn a spot on the bobsled team that will compete in the 2014 Olympics.
According to one athlete with knowledge of the situation, Olympic hopefuls Lolo Jones and Aja Evans were involved in a fight at a Lake Placid bar last Friday night that pitted the two against the stepdaughter of a US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation hall of famer.
Jones, the track star who’s less than a year into her quest to make the 2014 Olympics in bobsled (but already has a world championship gold medal under her belt), is in Lake Placid training with the US Team ahead of an all-important Olympic tuneup later this month.
The altercation took place after 1 a.m. at Roomers Night Club, on the small town’s main drag. While it’s not clear what caused the fight (see update below), our source tells us that Jones punched the stepdaughter of Tony Carlino, the former head of Team USA who currently runs the track at Lake Placid.
And here’s an image of a tweet that appears on the Black Sports Online website:
If these reports are true, time will tell whether it will have an effect on Jones making the team.