Ted Ginn Jr. has been turning heads with his speed throughout his NFL career, and now the veteran wide receiver is doing the same with his recent comments to TMZ.
Ginn, 35, told TMZ that he defeated Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt in a race during high school.
“Well I ran against Usain Bolt. I got him when we was in the 12th grade. All of the top guys that won in the Olympics between 2004 until now, I basically had a chance to race them guys in high school,” Ginn said.
When asked to confirm that he indeed defeated Bolt, who is generally regarded as the fastest human being alive, Ginn was quick with his response.
“Yeah. I got that. You can go look that up,” he said.
Ginn’s bragging didn’t end there. He said had he not gone to the NFL that an Olympic gold medal “for sure” would have been in his future.
Bolt, 33, is an eight-time Olympic gold medallist.
The Chicago Bears signed Ginn to a one-year contract earlier this month. He caught 30 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns for the New Orleans Saints in 2019, and has 409 career receptions for 5,702 yards and 33 scores in 187 games with six teams since 2007.