Who’s the NFL’s fastest man? Chad OchoCinco wants to find out

Lodi News-Sentinel - - SPORTS - FROM STAFF AND WIRE RE­PORTS — Barry Jack­son, Mi­ami Her­ald

Who’s the NFL’s fastest man?

It might be dif­fi­cult to make a de­fin­i­tive judg­ment on that, but an earnest at­tempt will be made at 7 p.m. June 29 at BB&T Cen­ter in Sun­rise, Fla., when 28 NFL play­ers race to earn that dis­tinc­tion in the in­au­gu­ral 40 Yards of Gold, a com­pe­ti­tion match­ing play­ers in the 40-yard dash.

It’s a win­ner-take-all event, with the fastest man earn­ing the $1.1 mil­lion prize. None of the other com­peti­tors are paid any­thing, ac­cord­ing to or­ga­niz­ers.

Former NFL re­ceiver Chad OchoCinco, who is host­ing the event, said the com­pe­ti­tion feeds the pub­lic’s in­ter­est in speed.

“It’s dif­fer­ent; I don’t think any­thing like this has ever been done be­fore,” OchoCinco said. “I think it would be ex­cit­ing.”

But isn’t this the time of year when many NFL play­ers are on va­ca­tion?

“This isn’t the time to be tak­ing a va­ca­tion,” he said. “Ev­ery­one is in shape; mini­camp is over. This is the chance to earn a nice chunk of change.”

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