NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Steven Holcomb is not one to be trifled with — as Jimmy Fallon found out on Tuesday.
The U.S. Olympian took issue with the new Tonight Show host’s attack during his debut on Monday night.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora Dies After Being Shot In Line Of Duty In Harlem: 'True Heroes Never Die'
Fallon, who replaced longtime host Jay Leno, said during his Olympics segment that Holcomb was “most likely to find an old hot wing in his pocket,” a clear shot at the bobsled pilot’s large frame.
Well, Holcomb, who helped the U.S. end a 62-year drought in the two-man bobsled with a bronze medal in Sochi on Monday and is also the reigning Olympic champion in the four-man competition, would have none of it, going on the “Dan Patrick Show” with some choice words of his own for the comic.
“I actually did offer Jimmy a ride [in the bobsled] at the beginning of the season and he declined,” Holcomb said on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday. “He said he was scared.”READ MORE: NYPD Reports Shoplifting Levels Not Seen In Nearly 30 Years As Organized Retail Crime Ramps Up Nationwide
Holcomb is a former Alpine skier and member of the Army National Guard. He has battled depression and now has to deal with a left calf injury heading into the four-man heats, which begin Saturday.
“It is what it is, he tried to take a jab at me and that’s fine,” Holcomb said. “It happens. We’ll work something out.”
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