Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 8/4/12

After some hemming and hawing, and a whole lot of convincing on his coach’s part, Nick Mangold is heading to the Olympic games in London.

It’s not a leisure trip, however. The Jets’ All-Pro center is going in support of his sister, Holley, who will compete in the U.S. women’s weightlifting competition on Sunday.

For months, Rex Ryan has urged Mangold to make the trip, despite him not wanting to abandon his teammates at training camp. Mangold finally listened, posting on his Twitter account that he’s on his way and appreciative of the Jets for making it happen.

Anyone wanna guess where I’m heading? Thanks Rex, Woody, Mike and the rest of the @nyjets! Go @holleymangold! #GoUSA twitter.com/nickmangold/st…

— Nick Mangold (@nickmangold) August 4, 2012

The team has a day off on Sunday. When Nick returns to practice, he may not be the most accomplished Mangold any longer.

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