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Aaron Ross will miss some of Jaguars training camp to go to London

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Like many other Americans, Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross will be spending a little bit of his summer on the other side of the Atlantic.

Unlike most of the other tourists making their way to the Eiffel Tower, the Danube or an all-night rave in Ibiza, Ross will be missing time from training camp to do it. When Ross signed with the Jaguars, he asked the team for permission to miss some of camp in order to watch his wife run in the Summer Olympics. Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials this weekend, paving her way to a second straight Olympics where she will try to improve on 2008’s bronze medal in the event.

Ross wasn’t there to watch his wife that time because the Giants refused to grant his request for some time off even though he assured Tom Coughlin that he would arrive at the airport five hours early for his flights. Ross plans to miss as little camp as possible and will only make the trip to London to check out the final while skipping all of the other heats. Richards-Ross is also trying to qualify in the 200 meters and a successful attempt could potentially have further impact on the cornerback’s travel plans.

As of now, Ross will be the only current NFL player heading to London. Buccaneers defensive tackle Brian Price’s wife failed to qualify in the hurdles and Jets center Nick Mangold has passed on an offer from Rex Ryan to watch his sister Holley in the weightlifting competition.

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15 Responses to “Aaron Ross will miss some of Jaguars training camp to go to London”
  1. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Jun 25, 2012 10:42 AM

    They’re going to have some fast kids!

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 25, 2012 10:49 AM

    Let’s bring home the gold!

  3. pixelito says: Jun 25, 2012 10:52 AM

    Unlike Nick Mangold, Ross is doing the right thing.

  4. godofwine330 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:03 AM

    Aaron Ross is doing the right thing. He is going to support his wife. Sanya Richards-Ross is a very beautiful woman and she will have her husband with her for the olympics.

  5. joetoronto says: Jun 25, 2012 11:21 AM

    There goes the Jags Super Bowl chances.

  6. Soulman45 says: Jun 25, 2012 11:35 AM

    What is wrong with some people that have a way to support their family and won’t shame on them good job for those that do I hope they all bring back the GOLD.

  7. mtheparrothead says: Jun 25, 2012 11:46 AM

    @joetoronto,

    And there goes the line separating class from the classless

    Good man Ross.

  8. nfloracle says: Jun 25, 2012 11:59 AM

    Mangold’s not going because his sister beat him up so often when they were kids.

  9. roadtrip3500 says: Jun 25, 2012 12:39 PM

    When Aaron Ross was drafted by the Giants, it was a good-natured joke that his then-girlfriend was faster and could probably beat him on a fly pattern.

    Looks like it’s true – best of luck, Sanya!

  10. jcrileyesq says: Jun 25, 2012 12:56 PM

    classy move in 2008 coughlin

  11. shackdelrio says: Jun 25, 2012 1:11 PM

    Would have been a good story for HBO Hard Knocks. But hey…enjoy Ocho Cinco.

  12. waldoampere says: Jun 25, 2012 2:47 PM

    “Ross wasn’t there to watch his wife that time because the Giants refused to grant his request for some time off”

    There’s that classy Giants organization we keep hearing about.

  13. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jun 25, 2012 4:25 PM

    It blows my mind how this cartoon joetoronto, a RAIDERS fan, tries to be critical of any the Jags or any team for that matter. Especially when his beloved Raiders have had 87 blackouts since moving back to Oakland 1995. Hate to inform you, but your team is, has been and will always be the definition of dysfunction.

  14. jimmylions says: Jun 25, 2012 8:21 PM

    I’m amazed Mangold isn’t going. He and his sis must not like each other very much.

  15. granadafan says: Jun 26, 2012 12:58 AM

    USA! USA! Best of luck to Sanya Richards-Ross and the other American athletes.

    Kudos to the Jags and KHAN.

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