Lolo Jones seen here at the Olympic Games in 2012 is in the middle of yet another controversy. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)
Olympic track star Lolo Jones trash talked former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand on Twitter last night after he joking suggested he could take her in a race on Twitter.
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."
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Jones claims she was unaware that LeGrand was paralyzed before sending out the repose, and thought he was just another football player with an ego problem.
After others took to Twitter to inform Jones of LeGrand's injures, she wrote she had no idea who he was and it was just her responding the same way she normally does to any other athlete.
LeGrand took the high road by tweeting that he understood what happened and didn't the remark personal. He called the reaction ridiculous and urged his supporters to get off of Jones's back about the remark.
LeGrand's story is well known throughout the nation, so one has to wonder how exactly she had never heard of him before.
While playing college football at Rutgers, LeGrand broke two vertebrae and suffered a serious spinal cord injury in Oct. 16, 2010 during a kickoff play against Army.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed LeGrand to a contact this past May as a symbolic gesture. His former head coach Greg Schiano is currently the head coach of the Buccaneers. He has the accomplishment listed on his Twitter page.
Jones is known for creating controversy in the past, and critics suggest she receives more endorsements and attention then she actually deserves due to her past failures at the Olympic Games. She finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at London this past summer and was seventh four years earlier.