Lolo Jones Agrees to Twitter Date

A college student wins a bid to take her out by garnering 150,000 retweets.

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.

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

Read more at USA Today.