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Back from the Olympics, Aaron Ross thankful for his Jaguars family

Sanya Richards-Ross of the U.S. smiles next to her husband, NFL player Aaron Ross, after she won gold in the women's 400m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium Reuters

One of the reasons Aaron Ross signed as a free agent in Jacksonville is that the Jaguars sold him on their belief that a football team is a family, and that they’d treat Ross like family — which included giving him time off from training camp to watch his wife in the Olympics.

Now Ross is back to Jacksonville, having seen Sanya Richards-Ross win gold, and he’s praising his team for rallying behind his wife. At the Jaguars’ open practice on Sunday, they showed his wife’s 400-meter race to the players and the fans, and Ross said he and his wife were touched by that.

That’s unbelievable. That really shows what kind of atmosphere this is,” Ross told the Florida Times-Union.

There’s no doubt in Ross’s mind that missing a couple of days of practice was worth it.

“There’s no better feeling than to see your loved one out there conquering her dreams, something she has been wanting from 7 years old when she first started running to get an individual gold,” Ross said. “To see her cross that line and to get on the podium and get that medal around her neck, I’m getting chills now just thinking about it.”

It was a great moment for Ross. And wise for the Jaguars to allow him to be there for it.

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11 Responses to “Back from the Olympics, Aaron Ross thankful for his Jaguars family”
  1. hulkhogansays says: Aug 8, 2012 6:46 AM

    What a downer it must be to go from that exciting moment back to dusty old Jacksonville playing in a half empty, quiet stadium.

  2. emma333 says: Aug 8, 2012 6:50 AM

    Great article, and good example of the positivity that most of us in Jacksonville feel about our team. There are a lot of good things happening with the Jaguars that are not often reported outside of Duval County.

  3. qdog112 says: Aug 8, 2012 7:01 AM

    Congratulations to the both of you. This is a great American success story that should serve as an inspiration to anyone who hears about it.

    GREAT JOB!!!

  4. kayakattack says: Aug 8, 2012 7:54 AM

    A story out of Jacksonville that doesn’t involve a player holding out, getting arrested or under performing??? Interesting…

  5. thomda13 says: Aug 8, 2012 8:10 AM

    Great story. And can you imagine how fast their kids will be?!?

  6. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 8, 2012 8:11 AM

    A couple of years ago every story on the Jags seemed to be about the tarps but they seem to be doing a lot of the little things right as an organisation now.

  7. CKL says: Aug 8, 2012 8:17 AM

    Aaron Ross=Real man.

  8. dbo2020 says: Aug 8, 2012 8:21 AM

    Very nice story. Ross seems like a great guy. They’re kids are probably going to be world champs in something too.

  9. schmitty2 says: Aug 8, 2012 9:11 AM

    A positive story on here involving a member of the Jags? I didnt even need to see the writer to know it wasn’t Evan Silva

  10. cleverbob says: Aug 8, 2012 10:48 AM

    The important question is – could he cover her if she ran a deep fly pattern?

  11. purpleguy says: Aug 8, 2012 11:09 AM

    A smart coach will offer college scholarships to all future Ross children right now.

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