Lolo Jones fails Twitter homework, makes fun of paralyzed Eric LeGrand
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- October 3, 2012 - 2:40 PM
Eric LeGrand, who suffered a spinal injury in a game against Army on Oct. 16, 2010 which left him paralyzed from the neck down, frequently uses Twitter to engage with fans and other athletes. On Tuesday night he tweeted "@lolojones want to race me?" to which Jones responded "Get Checked for a concussion. Clearly, u've been hit in the head... Cos u arnt beating a track athlete."
Jones quickly realized the error of her ways, though she loses points for a very defiant apology on Twitter as well: Great I'm gonna get murdered for that tweet. When I had no clue who that dude was.Just responding to any athlete who challenges me to a race.
The good news for Lolo is that LeGrand seems to be quite understanding about the whole thing.
Thx.Getting trashed by tons of ppl glad ur not one of em RT @ericlegrand52: didnt take it personal,understand where ur coming from.All good— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) October 3, 2012
Also, more good news: We will have forgotten about this in about 30 minutes.
Side note: The younger Nintendo nerd in us wanted to use an "Adventures of Lolo" headline. Anyone else remember that game? It was rad. End of sidenote.
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