May 24, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) stretches during organized team activities at their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Nick Mangold Chooses Camp Over Watching Sister in the Olympics


Talk about dedication to his job!

Nick Mangold was given the opportunity to miss some time at training camp this summer to watch his sister Holley compete as a weightlfter in the Olympics. His decision? To stay in training camp.

“God bless Rex because he did offer it to me, but I don’t think I can leave my  guys in the middle of training camp,” Mangold told the NFL Network. “But we’ll  figure out a way to watch and I’m real excited and real proud for her. Somehow,  some way I’ll watch it, but I don’t know if I can do the jump over the pond in  the middle of training camp.” (courtesy of the NY Post)

I have to hand it to him for the dedication.  I am sure most players would love time off, and taken it without having to be asked twice.  Not Nick, though.

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