Ben Roethlisberger could skip a game for his son’s birth.
You always put your kids first and that is not something that has been lost on the previously-troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers leader is currently awaiting the birth of his son and has already gone on the record to state that no matter what the cost, he will be there to welcome his child into the world later this year.
An Post Gazzette interview was posted on his personal site where he discussed the notion of missing a game to be there at childbirth.
“We’ll do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t happen,” Roethlisberger said of trying to avoid a game day birth.
But if not?
“I’m not missing the birth of my child,” Roethlisberger said emphatically. “There’s no chance. I know some fans probably don’t want to hear that, but there’s no chance.”
“It’s exciting,” Roethlisberger said of his upcoming fatherhood. “There’s a lot of things you don’t think about. It’s kind of like when you’re younger and you want to play quarterback in the NFL, all you think about is playing quarterback, you don’t think about the interviews and the little things you have to do. It’s kind of the same thing.
“When you’re going to be a father, all you think about is having this little baby, you don’t think about the registry, the room, the diapers, all the little things that go along with it. It’s exciting and it is a little bit scary, too. It is. Before long, you’re going to have this little life that you’re taking care of. But I’ve heard nothing but great things from people [about] just how it will change your life. I’m just so excited for that challenge.”
Somewhere Ray Lewis and the Ravens are bittersweet about no longer being the first thing on their rival’s mind a few mornings a year.