Lolo Jones Causes Stir Over Eric LeGrand Tweets
Hurdler Lolo Jones trash-talked about head injuries to former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand after he jokingly challenged her to a race on Twitter. Jones didn’t know the defensive tackle was paralyzed in a game.
After LeGrand tweeted to Jones “want to race me?” on Tuesday night, she replied: “Get Checked for a concussion. Clearly, u’ve been hit in the head… Cos u arnt beating a track athlete.”
When other users informed Jones of LeGrand’s injuries, she wrote: “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.”
LeGrand later tweeted: “didnt take it personal,understand where ur coming from.All good.”
LeGrand broke two vertebrae and suffered a serious spinal cord injury in 2010 against Army.
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