Lolo Jones Investigated in Bar Altercation

By Geetika Rudra

Jul 17, 2013 1:47pm
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Olympian Lolo Jones did not violate team rules after she was involved in a bar dust-up last weekend, an investigation conducted by the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation concluded.

“After speaking with the athletes and witnesses, we don’t believe the team rules were violated,” Amanda Bird, the marketing and communications director of the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton team, told ABC News.

Jones and an unidentified woman got into an altercation that was broken up by the club’s bouncers on Saturday night at Roomers, a club in Lake Placid, N.Y., the AP reported.

Police did not file any charges or reports, according to the AP.

“We treated the incident like we have with any other situation by investigating to see if there is a code of conduct violation,” Bird continued. “We feel bad about the situation and we want to put this behind us and focus on winning medals in Sochi.”

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Jones has competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in track and field. She was named to the women’s national bobsled team in 2012, according to the Team U.S.A. website.

Jones’ agent did not return a request for comment.

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