Nick Mangold, Jets center, off to London Olympics for sister
New York Jets center Nick Mangold has left for London to see his sister Holley compete in the Olympics, according to CBSSports.com.
Holley Mangold is competing in the women’s heavyweight weightlifting competition on Sunday.
Nick Mangold confirmed he was headed for London with the following tweet on Saturday morning.
Mangold has the team’s encouragement. He originally refused to leave training camp for the transatlantic trip, but coach Rex Ryan said on Wednesday that he was trying to get Mangold to change his mind.
“I’m laying the guilt trip on him, and everything else,” Ryan said. “And you know what? His teammates understand, and they’re pushing him as well. It’s not just me.”