Playing in NFL Is a Lifestyle Choice


More than a few NFL players have made known this year their intention to miss a game in lieu of missing the birth of a child.


If push comes to shove, however, should they choose to be present for the pushing and not the shoving?


It’s a thorny issue.  My position was and is that the players have made a lifestyle choice that entails being available 16 days per year, no matter what. 

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