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Should NFL players miss a game for the birth of a child?

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Being an athlete can be a demanding job, but do you think they should miss a big game for the birth of the child?

The debate kicked off in Chicago this week after Chicago Bears player Charles Tillman told a local radio station he might miss Sunday's game against the Texans to be by his wife's side during labor.

NBC sportswriter Mike Florio wrote that Tillman should have planned ahead so it wouldn't be an issue.

Tillman has now put Bears fan at ease by assuring them that his wife is going to hold off for one extra day.

This will be the couple's fourth child.

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