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Broncos Long Snapper Missing Playoffs to Be With Pregnant Wife

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Hostile, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Sadly, I think our fans would blow a gasket.

    Paxton misses Patriots game to care for his wife

    1/14/2012 10:58:09 AM

    Broncos long-snapper Lonie Paxton stayed back from the team’s playoff game Saturday against his former New England Patriots to help care for his wife Meghan, who is having complications in her pregnancy with twins according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post .

    Paxton wanted to reach out to Broncos fans after he and Meghan have been overwhelmed with well-wishers.

    “He really appreciates the tremendous outpouring of support out there,” said Paul Sheehy, Paxton’s Littleton-based agent.
     
  2. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Good for him.
     
  3. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    He should be with his wife
     
  4. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Good man.
     
  5. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Because the wife is having "complications," it makes sense.

    Otherwise, I think not.
     
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Why would "our fans" blow a gasket over this?
     
  7. anava

    anava Well-Known Member

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    When I read title, sure I would have been mad. But after reading complications, it's a no brainer to stay home
     
  8. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Really? You would e mad if a player stayed home with his pregnant wife? The title wasn't enough for you to infer an NFL player, much less a long snapper, would probably have a good reason for doing so?

    Maybe Hos was right after all, good grief.
     
  9. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    I guarantee you, he is not alone.
     
  10. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    No doubt. Over the last couple of years some fans wanted to replace the Cowboys long snapper. Sometimes reality escapes people.
     
  11. DTK

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    Good grief. Complications or not, the man should be there for the birth of his children.

    Some things are FAR MORE important than sports or work.
     
  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    If not for complications, then I would question why he's missing the game.

    I've seen many a NFL player get on the first thing smoking AFTER a game for the birth...or hopping a red eye to make it to a game AFTER the birth of a child.

    I wouldn't bash him for missing the game, but if it's a normal pregnancy and anticipated birth, then I would expect someone to record the birth and for him to attend the game, perform his duty, and then rush home to be with his wife.
     

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