About a month ago, Ted Ginn Jr. offered $10,000 for anyone that wants to beat him in a race. The San Francisco 49ers have one of the fastest players in the league on their roster in Marquise Goodwin. We tried to get Goodwin to enter the challenge, but he didn’t say anything.
On Monday, John Ourand of SBJ Media confirmed that Goodwin would be participating in the “Forty Yards of Gold” event that will be on Pay Per View June 29. The event will be held at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. It will cost $39.95 to view.
Sixteen players will participate in a single elimination tournament of 15 races, leaving one as the fastest player. Other players that are confirmed include Alvin Kamara, Robby Anderson, Trae Waynes, Donte Jackson, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
After minicamp concludes this week, the 49ers will be off for the next six weeks, so the event doesn’t interfere with any team activities. In April, Goodwin announced he wanted to compete in the 2020 Olympics. Goodwin finished seventh in the long jump during the Olympic Trials back in 2016. Goodwin won the trials back in 2012, where he finished 10th in the long jump during the London Olympics.
This should be quite a spectacle. The event is rumored to have “special guests” run as well. In a world that is driven by entertainment, this will be worth watching.
Goodwin spoke on who is biggest competition will be, as well as if the organization gave him any pushback on competing in the event: