With just eight months to go before the Winter Olympics, two-time Olympic hurdler LoLo Jones posted a Vine video on Monday jokingly complaining about her $741.84 check from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, which decides pay based on performance results.
“Several months with bobsled season. The whole season. That’s it. I’m going to be a little late on my rent this month,” Jones wrote.
Fellow bobsledder Steven Holcomb called Jones’ comments “a slap in the face.”
“It wasn’t taken very well,” he 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. 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 athletes? She slapped pretty much every athlete in the U.S. federation in the face. That was the general consensus.”
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