Chris Johnson had his first media session of training camp Friday morning, and not surprisingly, he was addressing plenty of cheetah questions.
Chris Johnson's speed worked on this play against the Colts, but he isn't saying how he did in his race against a cheetah.
It was revealed earlier this week that CJ2K had raced a cheetah for National Geographic’s “Big Cat Week.” Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester also took part in it. The show is scheduled to air in November.
While Johnson wasn’t revealing the outcome, he is certain to be a decided underdog in the race. Since he had a protective barrier blocking his path from the cheetah’s, he also didn’t have any problems with taking on the animal.
“I didn’t think it was crazy. I thought it was something fun to do to have a human go up against an animal,” Johnson said. “It was something that my people came to me with and asked me would I want to do it. It was the off-season and there was nothing going on.”
The race occurred at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla., about two months ago, according to Johnson.
There was one near problem, however. But it was fixed before Johnson and Hester showed up to run against the cheetah.
"The crazy thing is when they first set it up and they did a test run before we got there, the cheetah actually jumped over the barrier, and they had to go back and make it higher,” CJ said.
When asked what his Tennessee Titans teammates have said since the news came out, Johnson said that some of them didn't believe him.
CJ did have at least one supporter in wide receiver Kenny Britt, who said, "If my man says he raced a cheetah, then he raced a cheetah."