DES MOINES, Iowa (AP/WUSA9) - Lolo Jones' attempt at humor in a video received a chilly reception from some members of the bobsledding community.
The U.S. hurdler posted a Vine video in which she pokes fun at a check she received for $741.84 in prize money from the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation. In the spoof, she picks up the phone and says, "I'm going to be a little bit late on my rent."
Jones is preparing for the U.S. championships this week in her hometown, and insisted the video was simply a joke. She says she has talked to some of her bobsledding teammates and "none of the girl teammates I work with took offense."
In the video attached, she discusses the Vine video and says she can't be distracted by people not understanding her attempt at humor and wanting an explanation.