Stay Losing: Lolo Jones Caught Fighting In The Club + Rachel Jeantel Calls Her A Joke

July 17, 2013  |  

Source: WENN


It’s truly sad that every time Lolo Jones is in the news, it’s for something completely unrelated to her sport(s). You may remember that initially she was a track star and then when she didn’t perform as expected in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, coming in seventh place, she decided to pursue bobsledding. But her name is always in the headlines. She once challenged a former Rutgers football player to a race not realizing he was paralyzed. And most recently she inspired outrage when she compared Rachel Jeantel to Tyler Perry’s Madea. 

Today, Lolo is in the news, once again, for fighting in the club. When I first heard the story I thought it was a rumor. But turns out it was true… though the level of fighting is up for debate.

Lolo Jones was involved in a nightclub altercation with the stepdaughter of a bobsledder hall of famer, Tony Carlino. The two got into an argument on Saturday at a popular club in Lake Placid, New York and had to be separated by bouncers.

As with any fight, things get blown out of proportion. Rumors swirled that Lolo knocked this unnamed woman out in the club. But the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF) found no reason to sanction Jones.

The USBSF spokeswoman, Amanda Bird said they found no evidence to support the claim that Jones knocked the woman out. At this time they don’t believe Jones violated the team’s code of  conduct. But the USBSF CEO, Darrin Steele says that this lack of punishment could change if they find new evidence. It also issued a warning saying this is why athletes should avoid even putting themselves in situations where things like this can happen.

Lolo has had more success in bobsledding, (she won a silver medal in the World Cup circuit) and will compete to be in one of three sled for next winter’s Olympics.

And today, Rachel Jeantel sat down with Joy Reid of theGrio and spoke on the backlash she received from the likes of Lolo Jones and others.

See what she had to say on the next page. 

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  • ilovemovies2

    Well LoLo (sic) can add “fighter” I think to her label hater. lol

  • York

    Am I the only one who wants to see more of Miss Jeantel?

    It’s tragic how we got her but now that we have her, I MUST HEAR MORE! I got my LIFE off her Piers Morgan interview!

  • SheBe

    LO LO, go buy some boobs and a clue. Funny how things turn around. I’m happy that Rachel seems to have found her peace in this.

  • OlayinkaFab

    So Lolo Jones is just as ghetto as her name and irrelevant as her sports “hobby” because it sure isn’t a career. Have a seat Lolo.

  • Meesha

    A Joke? Thats perfect. Ive called her many other things, but a joke fits her to the T. Thank you Rachel!

  • Shay

    This is really funny to me. I can see LoLo fighting in the club now…

  • Clark Toni

    You go Rachel look at Lolo Jones now she spoke without knowing you. You will have a lot of superficial people like that. Now look at Lolo now that’s why it tell you not to judge. Hold your head high Rachel don’t ever stop being you!!!

  • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

    Rachel Jeantel is right, Lolo Jones is a joke, she sukks at track too!