As of late May, Nick Mangold had decided he was not going to leave the Jets in the middle of training camp to watch his sister Holley Mangold compete in the London Olympics. Rex Ryan gave Nick his blessing, but he felt bad about leaving his teammates right in the middle of the toughest part of the summer. However, the Jets center changed his mind and flew to London to watch Holley finish 10th in women’s Olympic weightlifting over the weekend.
The funny thing is, Holley didn’t even know Nick was coming until she saw it on his Twitter account. Apparently the big fella needs to work on his communication skills.
“I found out through Twitter,” Holley said according to Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski on Twitter. “He never picks up the phone.”
Nick said the team pushed him to go and insisted they didn’t mind, which is why he had a change of heart. Holley’s 10th place finish was not all that bad considering she was fighting through an injury. She was not able to adequately prepare in the weeks leading up to the competition after tearing a tendon in her hand.
“The fact that she has only been doing this for a handful of years and here she is on a world stage at the Olympics competing — I think that’s fantastic,” Mangold said according to ESPNNewYork.com. “She has the world in front of her. If she continues with it, I think she can do some great things.”
Isn’t it just lovely when siblings get along? Hopefully while Nick was in London he did his best to scare off some of the fetish guys that are after his sister as well.