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Olympic Sports

Lolo Jones Makes A Vine Saying She Can’t Pay Her Rent Because She Got Paid $100 Per Month By U.S. Bobsledding


Lolo Jones, Olympic-hurdler-turned-bobsledder, sledded bob for the last seven months. Her paycheck? $741.84. She’s not happy.

But, wait. She’s has endorsements, right? She’s not poor! What an asshole, right?

(The video) wasn’t taken very well,” (legendary bobsledder) Holcomb told USA Today of Jones’ video. “People were really kind of insulted. You just made $741, more than most athletes in the sport. So what are you complaining about?”

Calm down, doods. It was a joke.

In response, Jones released a statement that read: “I don’t want to offend anyone, and I’ve always wanted to help out my bobsled teammates. Some of them have debt because they’ve given their life to the sport. My partner Jazmine and I had to raise money for the bobsled to be funded just to finish the season, because only 2 of the 3 sleds are funded by the team.

“I can’t imagine halfway through my track season having to stop and raise money to finish. The vine of the paycheck is just showing the difference between track and bobsled, and to be honest bobsledders work more hours than track! The bottom line is that all Olympic athletes dedicate their lives to their sports and do not receive lucrative paychecks like athletes in mainstream professional sports. So hopefully this will make people appreciate just how hard Olympians work, often just for the love of the sport.”

So, not an asshole. Just a funny athlete trying to be nice. This is why you can’t have nice things, bobsledders.

h/t reddit


  • JOE SHINE

    why doesn’t this freeloader go out and get a real job?? Or give it up and marry some rich guy?? No wonder other athletes hate this mooch.

  • JOE SHINE

    Lolo needs drilled good a few times everywhere. enough of this crybaby’s whining and complaining she never won crap and is a loser. Too much attention for a loser.

  • Anonymous

    she wasn’t complaining about herself, mr. shine

  • Anonymous

    u should look up freeloader

  • Dennis Dwight

    She’s never won anything?

    “She won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.

    Jones also competes as a brakeman on the U.S. national bobsled team. She won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2013 World Championships.”
    -From Wikipedia

    But you’re right… she’s never won anything.

    What an idiot.

    How many times have you made the Olympics? Of, right. Zero.

  • JOE SHINE

    Lolo Jones is a perennial loser and a cry baby nothing more. Get a job half breed.

  • Joe Shine Loves Lolo

    Why don’t you tell us how you really feel

  • JOE SHINE LOVES LOLO

    Preach my brotha!!!

  • JOE SHINE

    Lolo Jones is the female Kimbo Slice all hype no results and way to much attention. No wonder Lolo is hated in the athletic community by all

  • JOE SHINE

    I just did. Lolo Jones is trying to mooch off of no success while deserving athletes who win and perform well for the USA get ignored. Time to flush this overrated non performing publicity hound down track’s drain pipe.

  • JOE SHINE

    I did and it came up ghetto dwellers on government support checks.

  • JOE SHINE

    Lolo loves herself and everyone else hates Lolo Loser


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