Recently signed Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Aaron Ross will be missing a portion of training camp this summer to support his wife Sanya Richards-Ross at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Sanya Richards-Ross won the 400 meters race at the U.S. trials over the weekend to qualify for the Olympics by running a 49.28, best in the World so far this year. Aaron Ross himself is known as one of the fastest corners in the NFL, running a 4.44 40-yard dash at the combine before being drafted by the Giants 20th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
Ross asked the Jaguars for permission to take time off before signing a 3-year, $9.75 mil contract in March. Ross asked the Giants for permission to watch his wife run in the 2008 Olympics where she won bronze in the 400 meter but his request was denied.
This is a class move by the Jaguars organization by allowing Ross to support is wife in one of the biggest moments of her life. Hats off to the organization for having their morals in the right place.