(NEWSBUSTERS) Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, U.S. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones responded to a New York Times story that trashed her as a “vixen, virgin, victim,” telling co-host Savannah Guthrie: “…it was two days before I competed. And then the fact that it was from a U.S. media….they should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes, and instead they just ripped me to shreds….they just tore me apart, it was heartbreaking.”
On the front page of the Times Sunday sports section, Jones was viciously attacked:
In 2009, Jones posed nude for ESPN the Magazine. This year, she appeared on the cover of Outside magazine seeming to wear a bathing suit made of nothing but strategically placed ribbon. At the same time, she has proclaimed herself to be a 30-year-old virgin and a Christian. And oh, by the way, a big fan of Tim Tebow. If there is a box to check off, Jones has checked it. Except for the small part about actually achieving Olympic success as a hurdler.