DeAngelo Hall wanted to race a gold medalist
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall is both a rapidly runner and a trash talker, so maybe this shouldn’t be surprising. But Hall had so considerably self-confidence in his speed that an Olympic gold medalist says Hall offered him a six-figure bet for a footrace.
LaShawn Merritt, the reigning Olympic champion in the 400 meters, mentioned in a Q&A at the IMG Academies internet site that Hall was itching to race him and was very confident he’d win.
“D-Hall is a trash talker, so of course he started talking that he could beat me in a race,” Merritt said. “I just won the gold medal so I wasn’t hearing any of it. He was going to place 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.”
As Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post points out, a gold medal is worth a lot much less than $ 100,000, so that’s not a great bet for Hall. A lot more importantly, although Hall is rapidly, he’s not Olympic gold medalist quick. Hall is lucky absolutely nothing ever came of this bet.
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