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MLB player wants to race Bengals WR John Ross

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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton told reporters Thursday he wants to challenge Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick and NFL combine 40-yard dash record holder John Ross to a race now that the two share a zip code.

“It’s something I look forward to. I’m a competitor, if something happens with him, it happens,” Hamilton said, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer‘s C. Trent Rosecrans. “We’ll do it for a charity event. I’m willing to do it.

“I think we could do 40 and I think it’d be a good race for the city and for me and him to get our names out there. It’s something we could look forward to looking into, our agents (could talk) and see how it goes.”

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Selected ninth overall in last week’s draft, Ross turned heads when he broke Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record with a verified mark of 4.22 on the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

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