Tracy Clayton
Lolo Jones (Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Lolo Jones (Ian Walton/Getty Images)

(The Root) — Lolo Jones' Twitter life has her in the news once again. When Georgia college student Harry Lyles Jr. tweeted the Olympian to ask her out, she agreed — but only if he could get 150,000 retweets.


Surprisingly, he succeeded, and true to her word, Jones agreed to go out with him.

It's a better look for the athlete in the world of social media, who just last week drew the scorn of thousands who were offended by a tweet she posted making fun of Rachel Jeantel, former friend of the late Trayvon Martin and embattled witness in the trial of his accused murderer.

If I get 150,000 RTs @lolojones will let me take her on a date! Help me out!

— Bubby Lyles (@harrylylesjr) June 20, 2013

Thank you all, this was your doing, it wasn't possible without you guys #150kstrong

— Bubby Lyles (@harrylylesjr) July 4, 2013


Jones was asked about the date during an interview, in which she formally accepted (around the 3:00 mark).


Read more at USA Today.

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.

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