Chargers receiver Travis Benjamin wants in on Ted Ginn’s 40-yard race
Ted Ginn Jr has offered $100,000 to any player who can beat him in a 40-yard dash, and Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Travis Benjamin wants a chance to earn the cash. Benjamin was asked about Ginn’s challenge and said he wanted to compete in it, but when he reached out to inquire about the challenge, he never heard back.
“When I wrote them they didn’t write me back, so I knew what that was,” Benjamin said via Pro Football Talk. “I won’t back down from a challenge one bit. I’m a competitive person. If you want to get on the field and race, we can race.”
Benjamin is 29, but back at the NFL combine, he ran a 4.36 40-yard dash. It’s unclear why he hasn’t heard back from Ginn, but it seems like he would be a perfect candidate to win the cash.
According to CBS Sports, a group known as 40 yards of gold is going to host the event. It’s expected that 16 players will compete in a head to head, bracket-style competition.
In addition to Ginn, the following NFL players are slated to run: Saints running back Alvin Kamara, Bears running back Tarik Cohen, Jets receiver Robby Anderson, Ravens running back Mark Ingram, former NFL receiver Jacoby Ford, Giants receiver Corey Coleman, Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, Washington cornerback Dominique Rodgrers-Cromartie, Cardinals safety Budda Baker, and Titans safety Kevin Byard.