JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are giving cornerback Aaron Ross permission to miss part of training camp to attend the Olympics and watch his wife run.
Ross’ wife, U.S. runner Sanya Richards-Ross, won gold in the 1,600-meter relay in 2004 and 2008 and captured bronze in the 400 meters in Beijing. But she is seeking her first individual Olympic gold medal.
If the reigning world indoor champion does get it, her husband wants to be there.
Ross, who started 41 games over the last five seasons for the New York Giants, asked Jaguars general manager Gene Smith and new coach Mike Mularkey about attending the London Games before he signed with the franchise last month. Ross says their decision “speaks volumes about what they’re trying to preach here.”