Lolo Jones allegedly at centre of bar brawl

Lolo Jones (left), seen here at the London Olympic Games last year, is accused of getting into an...

Lolo Jones (left), seen here at the London Olympic Games last year, is accused of getting into an altercation at a Lake Placid, N.Y., bar last Friday. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

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Two members of the U.S. women's bobsled team were allegedly involved in a bar fight last week, a scrap that saw the stepdaughter of a former national coach take a punch.

Lolo Jones and Aja Evans got into an altercation with Tony Carlino's stepdaughter at a Lake Placid, N.Y., bar last Friday, according to Deadspin.

Jones, an ex-Olympian in track and field, allegedly punched Carlino's stepdaughter, an athlete source told the website. The incident supposedly took place after 1 a.m. at Roomers Night Club.

Another Deadspin source, identified as someone who witnessed the event, told them Jones actually pushed the stepdaughter, who the witness said was visibly intoxicated, to the ground. Jones then exited the bar. When the stepdaughter followed her out, bouncers intervened.

Fox Sports radio also reported the incident.

Jones, 30, is best known for finishing seventh in the 100-metre hurdles at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 after tripping on a hurdle. She was favoured to win the race.

Recently, Jones turned her attention to bobsledding, with hopes of making the U.S. team for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She won a gold medal with the team at the 2013 worlds.

Carlino, commonly referred to as the "Bobfather" by his peers, is a hall of fame bobsledder, official and coach.


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