The San Diego Chargers have won two straight to take a winning record into their bye week.
Coach Mike McCoy began the week off, a day after a 24-6 win over the lowly Jaguars, by bringing in five-time 2000 Olympic medalist Marion Jones as a guest speaker.
“It was great to have her here to speak to the team,” McCoy said, according to ESPN.com. “She had a great message, and I’m going to keep that in-house. But I think it’s great for someone from what she’s gone through and what she’s done throughout her career to kind of share her message to the team. The players really enjoyed it. I think they got a lot out of it. So it was great to have someone like her here.”
Jones won three gold medals at the Sydney Olympics — in the 100m, 200m and 4x400m relay — and two bronze medals — in the 4x100m relay and the long jump.
She lost all of them after she admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs seven years later, lying to federal agents and serving a six-month prison term.
“We all learned a lot,” It was good,” linebacker Manti Te’o said, according to ESPN. “It takes a lot of courage for her to stand up and do what she does. She talked about always thinking and going through a process before making decisions, surrounding yourself with good people and making sure you’re doing the right things first.”