After Lolo Jones tweeted a picture of what she considered a paltry paycheck for her bobsledding efforts, members of the U.S. bobsled organization lashed out at the controversial runner-turned-bobsledder calling her "snobby," according to a report by USA Today.
"It wasn't taken very well," Olympic gold medalist Steven Holcomb told the newspaper. "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."
Jones, who was also known to be not well-liked by her track and field teammates (see this awkward interview), released a statement through Red Bull apologizing.
But as of Tuesday morning, she had not taken down the offending video from her social media accounts.
I'm going to be short on my rent this month... https://t.co/dae79siq03
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) June 17, 2013
But she did add that she was hoping to illuminate the issue of Olympians not being paid well.
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) June 18, 2013
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