Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Early last year, back when he was on top of the football world and long before his holdout and subsequent fantasy-killing season, Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson told the world he could win a race against the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt. Rumors of a charity match followed and hours of airtime were devoted to the question: Could the NFL speedster actually beat the Olympic gold medalist? Some gave him a chance, most were skeptical and a few people, like myself, refused to entertain the notion that Johnson would even be close. There were far too many differences between track sprinting and football running and Johnson would look as ill-equipped on the track as Bolt would look in a helmet. On Tuesday, I spoke with the world's second-fastest man, Tyson Gay, and asked him about Johnson's comments. He had clearly heard the comments and knew what I was talking about. The three-time world championship gold medalist confirmed that the NFL star, no matter how fast his 40 time, ...
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