Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/5/12

We all know you have to be pretty fast to be a cornerback in the NFL. But do cornerbacks have Olympic runner speed? DeAngelo Hall seems to think he does, and he reportedly came close to wagering $100,000 on it. During a recent interview with IMG that DC Sports Bog passed along, 2008 400-meter gold medalist LeShawn Merritt said Hall once challenged him to a race.

“He is from the same area as me, and his agent was having a pool party right after the Olympics,” Merritt said. “D-Hall is a trash talker, so of course he started talking that he could beat me in a race. I just won the gold medal so I wasn’t hearing any of it. He was going to put up $100,000 against my gold medal. He wanted to do a 40-yard dash, but we settled on the 100-meter. Nothing ever came of it, though.”

Hall once ran a 4.15 40 and is one of the faster players in the NFL, but it’s no surprise he never went through with the bet. Merritt runs for a living, and he captured a gold medal by going up against other people who run for a living. In any event, we’re glad to see DeAngelo is more confident in his running skills than he is in his performance as a Redskin.

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Photo credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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