Argos Almost Cheetah’d All The Time

Maybe this is common knowledge, but I’d never heard this story before (from the weekend Post):

“And so, five years after he was disgraced on the world’s stage at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the sprinter was quietly invited to try his hand at a new vocation, with a tryout offer from the Toronto Argonauts.

There was one problem.

The Canadian Football League team was interested in using him as a punt returner, but it was reported that, of the 21 punts lofted in his direction that afternoon, Johnson was only able to catch one. He missed 20, and the two parties quietly parted ways.”

Ummm, wow.

(oh look: also starring our, umm, favourite, anthem singer)

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