Controversy Building in Lolo Jones Olympic Selection
Olympian Lolo Jones has found herself in controversy again, this time because of her selection on the U.S. bobsled team. In a USA Today report, three bobsled teammates say the Des Moines native was given the third breakman spot because of her popularity, rather than merit. Jones, a two-time Olympic hurdler, has been featured on NBC's nightly news and the Today show since landing on the team. While NBC is seemingly short on marketable brand names heading into the Sochi Olympics, network officials called it "utterly ridiculous" when asked if they had any influence in getting Jones on the team.