The New Orleans Saints brought in an Olympic visitor to talk to the team on Sunday.
Carl Lewis, the nine-time Olympic gold medalist in the sprints and long jump, made an appearance at the team's Metairie facilities, watching practice.
Lewis was also expected to talk to the team after practice.
"He's just a guest, we had him in for the afternoon meeting," Saints coach Sean Payton said.
Lewis, a two-time winner of the 100-meter dash and a four-time gold medalist in the long jump, represents a living legend, a man whose reputation as a world-class athlete looms large.
Even the self-proclaimed fastest man on the Saints didn't want to test Lewis, who is 56 now and far from the height of his powers.
"Not at all," wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. said. "I've probably got him, but I'm going to let him live."