Several Saints Set To Compete In Race With Other NFL Players
Who is the fastest player in the NFL? We may find out soon.
The inaugural 40 Yards of Gold, a tournament-style speed contest, will take place on June 29th. The location is still TBD.
Per a press release, the event “fuses sports, entertainment & technology to create a pandemonium experience unlike anything ever witnessed in competitive sports.”
While 40 Yards of Gold is loaded with NFL players, it is not affiliated with the league.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr., who said last week he would race anyone for $10,000, will take part in the event, as will Saints running back Alvin Kamara, and former Saints RB Mark Ingram, now with the Baltimore Ravens.
The event will consist of a bracket-style head-to-head competition of the 40-yard dash. One side of the bracket will be offensive players, and the other side, defensive players.
The championship dash will be the top offensive and top defensive player who run their way through the bracket, competing for the crown.
Players competing in the event are as follows.
Offense: Ginn, Kamara, Ingram, Jeff Badet, Corey Coleman, Robby Anderson, Richie James, Damiere Byrd, Kevin Snead, Christian Blake, Jacoby Ford, mystery participant.
Defense: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Trae Waynes, John Franklin III, Kevin Byard, Quinton Dunbar, Rashard Robinson, Terrell Sinkfield, Jerome Baker, Jalen Myrick, Budda Baker, Donte Jackson, Charles James II, mystery participant.
Fans can vote at 40yardsofgold.com to determine the seeding of the brackets.