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Lolo Jones might’ve dug herself into a hole by tweeting an insensitive comment recently. The track star was challenged to a race by former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, and she laughed it off … to say the least.

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Without realizing that LeGrand had become paralyzed while playing football, Lolo playfully responded:

“Get checked for a concussion. clearly u’ve been hit in the head … cos u arent beating a track athlete.”

That is a perfectly normal response from a competitive athlete, so it’s completely believable that she didn’t know LeGrand got hurt in the game.

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When Twitter informed her of LeGrand’s current state, she responded:

“No, dnt know. sry dont know every football player. He challenged me 2 a race & I responded.”

In a later statement, and in an effort to clear things up, Lolo said this:

“I’m truly sorry if I offended anyone by my tweet. When Eric challenged me to a race earlier all I knew was that he was a football player, but certainly had no idea he had become paralyzed from a football injury. I thought I was tweeting in good fun like I always do with the many athletes who challenge me to races.”

Apparently, LeGrand didn’t take the comment personally at all, and he let his fans know that!

He tweeted:

“Didnt take it personal, understand where ur coming from. All good.”

What’s your take on Lolo’s tweet? 

SOURCE: LA Times || Photo Credit: WENN

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