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Lolo Jones will not be punished for Lake Placid incident

Jul 17, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

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The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation will not sanction Lolo Jones for her involvement in an incident at a Lake Placid, N.Y., night club early Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.

“That could change if new information emerges, but I’m not expecting that to happen at this point,” USBSF CEO Darrin Steele told the AP. “It’s a good reminder of why our athletes need to avoid putting themselves in situations where things like this can happen.”

From speaking with people who were at Roomers Night Club that night and familiar with the situation, this much is clear:

Jones and U.S. bobsled teammate Aja Evans were present, and so was the stepdaughter of Tony Carlino, a U.S. bobsled Hall of Famer who manages the Lake Placid complex that houses the sliding track.

Jones was escorted out of the bar, but a Fox Sports Radio report that Jones “knocked out” Carlino’s stepdaughter was denied by USBSF. A man who was at the bar said he did not see any physical involvement that could be described as a “knockout.”

The AP reported Carlino made USBSF officials aware of the incident Saturday morning. Reached by phone Sunday, Carlino said, “I’m not the man to talk to about that” incident when asked if it involved his stepdaughter.

Jones has not commented. Police told the AP no charges or reports were filed.

Jones, a hopeful to make the U.S. Olympic team for Sochi, is expected to compete in the national push championships in Calgary in two weeks.

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  1. mogogo1 - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Strange story. Punching out family members of bobsled hall of famers doesn’t look to be a great way to endear oneself to the bobsledding community–and this comes right on the heels of her “joke” about how little bobsledders earn. I had the impression she wasn’t a partier, but this sure sounds like a drunken fight.

    • bcjim - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Nobody could name 1 single bobsledder HOF-er, lets be honest. I’m more famous for finishing filth in my club golf championship than any bobsled hall of famer is.

      Lolo is immediately the best bobsledder of all time because she is probably the best athlete they ever had. Maybe the first athlete. As evidenced by her winning a WC gold last year despite probably never having seen a bobsled in her 20+ years on this earth.

      Plus, Lolo does not seem to be the type to start trouble so Im giving her the complete benefit of the doubt here.

  2. drago2012 - Jul 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    No wander she has trouble finding a good man to marry as she eluded to her previous interviews on TV. Our LOLO is in the LALA LAND!!!!!

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