|I DIDN'T KNOW!|
Oh, Lolo. First, let me express my dissatisfaction with you for making me use the term "YOLO" in the heading of this post. Yes, the decision was all mine, but you gotta admit, it's almost irresistible when discussing your shenanigans. Second, perhaps I am too closely connected to college football to assume EVERYONE (including world class athletes) would know about the unfortunate injury sustained by former Rutgers player, Eric LeGrand, and his inspiring quest to beat the odds after becoming a quadriplegic. I mean, Eric's triumphant return to lead the Scarlet Knights on to the field at Rutgers stadium last October was only named the 'Best Moment of 2011' - with the emotional, snow filled scene gracing the cover of little known, niche magazine, Sports Illustrated.
So, let's not be too hard on Lolo for firing off that tweet telling a football player to go get checked for a concussion (another niche issue, hardly recognized by anyone for their devastating and often deadly effects). She didn't know! But what was her reaction after being told by a number of her 300,000+ twitter followers that she just talked smack to a paralyzed guy who dared to challenge her to a
But I digress. Back to Lolo. Perhaps she wouldn't have found herself being blasted for her insensitivity had she simply apologized to Eric out the gate once her gaffe was revealed. While commiserating with her followers about what a tough break she had just gotten, she waited for LeGrand to let her off the hook without even asking for his understanding. Lucky for her, LeGrand proves once again he is perhaps better than most of us.