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Track & field Olympian Lolo Jones is trying to make it in the world of bobsledding, and she’s finding out the hard way how little the winter sport pays.

Jones voiced her displeasure with the $741.84 check she received from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation in a Vine video posted Monday. That’s a pretty small pay day for seven months of work, but one of the most decorated bobsledders of all time is not exactly sympathetic to her plight.

“It wasn’t taken very well,” Olympic gold medalist Steven Holcomb told USA Today. “People were really kind of insulted. You just made $741, more than most athletes in the sport. So what are you complaining about?

“The way it came across to a lot of the athletes here was kind of snobby because she’s one of the most well-known athletes in the world and she’s making pretty good money in endorsements [as a two-time Olympic hurdler]. And to basically turn around and slap us in the face because you didn’t make any money this year in bobsledding while taking money from other’s athletes? She slapped pretty much every athlete in the U.S. federation in the face. That was the general consensus.”

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4 Comments:
  • Lolo Jones needs to go away!!! She is spoiled and has a big mouth.
  • I've looked a her pictures and..... I don't see it....
  • She must have one very big foot, since she can't seem to extract it from her mouth...
  • With no disrespect to the professional bobsledders that have integrity, maybe she needs to stop sleigh riding and find a real job. let her flip burgers for $8 an hour.
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