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Lolo Jones to her critics: ‘I’d do a sex tape or something like that if I wanted fame’

Aug 23, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

Lolo Jones Photo Shoot AP

If there’s one question I’m most often asked, it’s this: “How come you can’t get Lolo Jones, Kim Kardashian and Snookie into the same post?” That’s little enough to ask, I agree. So here you go.

Jones wants it to be known that she’s not in it for the fame. She’s not angling for a reality show, or her own perfume. All the media attention she’s been getting is not her doing, she says. And below comes the part where she lowers the boom on Kardashian and Snookie, which is always a good thing.

Jones’ teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells, who took silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the 100 meter hurdles, were critical of Jones in an interview with NBC’s Michelle Beadle during the Olympics, saying that they were resentful of all the publicity she was getting.

Jones, in an interview with KCCI in Des Moines, said that wasn’t fair.

“I’m not running track to be the most famous person. If I wanted to do that I would totally do a Kim Kardashian or Snookie. I’d do a sex tape or something like that if I wanted fame. I’m running track to get a medal so if I had that medal that would make me content.”

In other words, haters, talk to the hand. Jones, on being ripped by her teammates:

“Yeah, that was kind of a shocker. I didn’t see that one coming at all. I kind of understand their frustration I guess because they feel like they don’t have media or photo shoots or any of that off the track stuff that they might want. But from my end of it if I had a medal, that’s all I would need.”

I recall from my coaching days another coach actually berating me because my basketball team was in a weaker tournament bracket than his. Yeah, dude, it was all part of my plan for world domination, and you were the first person to unravel my evil scheme! He just kind of looked at me dumfounded when I told him that — like that expression your dog gets when you put him on the phone.

In other words, don’t hate me because my bracket is pretty. I had no control over that. And Jones has little control over what the media writes and says about her. She’d trade it all for a medal, as she said.

  1. mrklutch - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Only reason she mentioned the sex tape cause the spotlight was shining away from her. You failed at the Olympics.

  2. sabatimus - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    She just doesn’t shut up, does she? Put her on a reality show; then she can whine and cry all she wants and get paid to do it.

  3. shawndc04 - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Lolo is like a piece of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe. She just won’t go away.

  4. florida727 - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Face it, she’s attractive. Maybe not stop-traffic-in-the-street attractive, but she’s pretty darn good looking. Have you see her ranting teammates? If it were a three horse race, those two would tie for fourth.

    • mrklutch - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:55 PM

      She’s not attractive. At all.

  5. magnetik713 - Aug 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Lolo, if you ever change your mind on the whole sex tape bit, give me a call.

  6. jason9696 - Aug 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    She’s hot. She’s just not a s!ut like Kim Kardashian or that ugly, orange midget Snooki.

  7. toasale - Aug 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    You who rundown and bad mouth her have your right to d that. It just shows the rest of us what dumb, stinking pieces of garbage you are. Did you think to remember the story of your conception ? The part where the camel got it on with ape.

  8. micklethepickle - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Great athlete, regardless of her showing at the Olympics.

    A sextape though? *throws up all over myself* In the words of Zach Braff (on Arrested Development), “She’s a surfboard.” Gross.

  9. jimbrashear - Aug 23, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Isn’t the fact that even mentioning such a comment got her a nationally syndicated reaction sort of evidence that she’s right? If she did a tape she’d probably get some fame out of it…

  10. stlouis1baseball - Aug 24, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Lolo: Please re-think your sex tape stance. It could be really good for your career.