Joe Flacco: Quarterback Skips Birth Of Son To Play In Ravens Game

Mon, September 16, 2013 11:03am EST by 5 Comments
Joe Flacco's Wife Gave Birth

It’s another boy for Joe! The Baltimore Ravens quarterback and his wife welcomed their second son, Daniel, on Sept. 15. Joe went on to play in the Ravens V. Browns game after missing the birth.

Joe Flacco and his beautiful wife Dana Grady welcomed their second child on Sept. 15 — just an hour before kickoff of the Ravens 2013 home opener! The quarterback missed the arrival of his son because he went on to play the game. He led his team to victory — but should he have been there while his wife was giving birth?

Joe Flacco’s Wife Gave Birth — Quarterback Started Against Browns

Joe’s son was born just an hour before the big game against the Cleveland Browns. Dana was reportedly due on Sept. 21 but went into labor on Sept. 14. The Super Bowl XLVII MVP started in the game mere minutes after missing the birth of his son.

The team’s Twitter broke the news of his baby boy’s arrival right after his birth:

Joe Flacco’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child about 30 minutes ago. Flacco will play today vs. Browns.

“Baby Flacco is named Daniel,” the team announced. They then quoted Joe:

Joe Flacco: “Anytime you have a child, it’s one of your best days.

Joe and Dana married in June 2011. They have one other son together, Stephen Vincent Flacco, who is 15 months old.

Baltimore Ravens Win Game Against Cleveland Browns

The day wasn’t just great for Joe because of his baby, he also was a big part of the team’s victory! The Baltimore Ravens went on to win the game 14-6 against the Cleveland Browns moving them on to 1-1.

What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s upsetting that Joe missed the birth of his son? Or must the show — or game! — go on?

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Gone with the wind!

Posted at 11:12 AM on September 18, 2013  

If his wife is fine with it, thats all that matters.
Baby came early.
I’m sure he felt terrible whatever the reason.Second babies usually come quicker then the first. Maybe they thought they had time and the baby just wouldn’t wait.
It’s still a blessing and mom and baby are healthy.
They now have a story to tell the baby when he’s older.

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Posted at 1:44 AM on September 17, 2013  

For all we know, the baby could have come early and Joe was already in Cleveland and knew he would miss the birth even if he didn’t play in the game. He could’ve been on the first flight back after the match.
I can imagine he wasn’t too thrilled on missing out on the experience either but hey, might as well get some money out of it!

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Posted at 12:10 PM on September 16, 2013  

I personally think who should have been there but being a huge fan of football he really didn’t have much of a choice. By the time he got a call or saw his wife in labor it was to late to back out of the game only if he was sick or something. Professional football is a lot different from college football, in college football there is always a back up ready to play that isn’t always a choice in professional football. Even though I still think he should’ve said you know my wife is expecting to give birth that week so get the back up ready because I might need to leave the game to spend time with my wife and new born child.

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Posted at 11:49 AM on September 16, 2013  

you can’t call this guy a man when he chose to put his career over being present at the birth of his son

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abe "The Full 100 Percent"

Posted at 11:27 AM on September 16, 2013  

a true heart for his teammates!!

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