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    Ben Roethlisberger: I値l miss a game if my wife goes into labor

    My devotion to my kids runs far deeper than my devotion to the Steelers...I would support Ben 100% on this decision if this happens.

    Ben Roethlisberger: I値l miss a game if my wife goes into labor
    Posted by Michael David Smith on September 6, 2012, 12:38 PM EDT

    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger痴 wife is pregnant, and he says that if she goes into labor on a game day, he痴 missing the game.

    Roethlisberger said in an interview on Wednesday, and reiterated in a post on his personal website on Thursday, that if he is forced to choose, he will choose being there for the birth of his son over being with the Steelers.

    的知 not missing the birth of my child, Roethlisberger told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 典here痴 no chance. I know some fans probably don稚 want to hear that, but there痴 no chance.

    If Roethlisberger chooses to miss a game for the birth of his child, he won稚 be the first NFL player to do so. In 1993, Houston Oilers offensive tackle David Williams skipped a Sunday game because his wife gave birth the night before, and the Oilers were furious: They docked him his game check, and Oilers offensive line coach Bob Young said that he had personally skipped the birth of his own child for a football game and was outraged that Williams wouldn稚 do the same, saying of Williams, 滴e let the guys down, and he let hundreds of thousands of fans down.

    The culture of the NFL and of American society has changed enough in two decades that Roethlisberger probably won稚 face such a harsh denunciation if he does miss a game. But Roethlisberger said he and his wife who have declined to reveal publicly when she痴 due are going to attempt to make it work so that she doesn稚 give birth on a day the Steelers are playing.

    展e値l do everything we can to make sure it doesn稚 happen, Roethlisberger said.

    But if it does happen, either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch will be starting at quarterback for the Steelers that day. Because Roethlisberger has decided that he痴 going to prioritize being a husband and father over being a quarterback.
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    What if she's due on SuperBowl Sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    What if she's due on SuperBowl Sunday?
    Then you induce a week prior...

    The baby would still be full-term and, provided that both mother and child are healthy, all will live happily ever after...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Then you induce a week prior...

    The baby would still be full-term and, provided that both mother and child are healthy, all will live happily ever after...
    Good point. Then why not induce on a Tuesday so Ben doesn't have to miss a game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Good point. Then why not induce on a Tuesday so Ben doesn't have to miss a game?
    We’ll do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen,” Roethlisberger said.

    I gurantee this kid's not being born on a Sunday. Barring complications -It's already scheduled. A C-section is no big deal. My wife had one. Quick cut and then a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Good point. Then why not induce on a Tuesday so Ben doesn't have to miss a game?
    Inducing a birth is not suppose to be a convenience matter. It should be for medical needs and it is not risk free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Inducing a birth is not suppose to be a convenience matter. It should be for medical needs and it is not risk free.
    Neither are C Sections, but that doesn't stop people from scheduling them for convenience...

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    My wife poops out kids like they are going out of style and most of them look like me. Can I get a week's vacation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    My wife poops out kids like they are going out of style and most of them look like me. Can I get a week's vacation?
    That sounds vaguely like a threat that my father used to use:

    "I could kill you right now, then go inside and make one that looks just like you. Remember that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    My wife poops out kids like they are going out of style and most of them look like me. Can I get a week's vacation?
    LOL! I hate when my wife poops out kids.
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