Everybody knows Usain Bolt is the fastest man on Earth: he proved it multiple times in the past few years. That did not stop the young John Ross, the ninth overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, from challenging Bolt in a 40-yard dash race.
Indeed, he broke the record at the NFL combine by running it in 4.22 seconds, but would it be enough?
ESPN’s Jesse Washington asked Bolt if there was a chance Ross could beat him. Here’s how the superstar responded to Ross’ bold claim:
“Zero. Absolutely not. I think over the years people always aim for the top. I’ve learned something through the ranks that there’s a ladder, but no one wants to climb the ladder. They just want to get to the top of the ladder. They always want to beat me. But no, no chance.”
It did not take long before Ross responded to Bolt’s interview, admitting he knows he would lose:
Ross signed a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year with the Bengals earlier today, with an option for a fifth season.
The 5’11”, 188-pound receiver played his college career at the University of Washington, where he recorded 109 receptions for 1,701 yards and 22 touchdowns in 39 games played.
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