American Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones said she wanted to show how hard bobsled athletes work when she posted a six-second clip about her paycheck on social video sharing site Vine.
In the video, Jones, 30, shows her paycheck of $741.84 from her season with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, dated June 10. She says in the Vine video, "Seven months with bobsled season, the whole season. That's it?"
"I don't want to make anyone mad, and I've always wanted to help out the bobsled athletes. Some of them have debt because they've given their life to the sport," Jones said in a statement after critics said that she was receiving more than other bobsled athletes.
In the video, she spoke, apparently in jest, into a phone saying, "I'm going to be a little late on my rent."
While Jones had the support of several sponsors, including McDonald's and Red Bull, she didn't receive a medal at the Summer Olympics in London last year but she may be eligible to compete at the next winterRead More »from Olympian Lolo Jones, Bobsled Federation Respond to Paycheck Backlash