Baby's Birth Could Seriously Screw Up the Super Bowl

Richard Sherman

In addition to a new Super Bowl ring on Sunday, Richard Sherman could be on the receiving end of something else that's pretty special: his first child. The Seattle Seahawk and his girlfriend, Ashley Moss, are expecting a son, who may or may not arrive during the big game!


So just what will Sherman do if Moss goes into labor on one of the biggest days of his career? The All-Pro corner shared his game plan with CBS Seattle:

We have plans in place in case that happens, and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I’d not like to miss the birth of my first son, my first kid. But hopefully, and God willing, we won’t have to cross that bridge.

While he might score big points with moms and pregnant ladies everywhere if he trotted off the field and ran into the delivery room, Seahawks fans would be devastated to see the soon-to-be dad begin his paternity leave in the middle of the Super Bowl.

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Sounds like one of those times where daddy is darned if he does, darned if he doesn't.

If Moss' labor begins and Sherman stays at the game and risks missing the birth of his first child, imagine how distracted he'll be? Who could remember a single play with all that going on? But if he leaves the game, he knows he's going to hear about it from sports fans for the rest of his life! 

Tough position for a dad to be in!

With the trademark confidence that's led him to his second Super Bowl championship, Sherman seems certain his baby Seahawk isn't ready to hatch just yet:

I think he’s going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game. He’s going to do his father his first favor and stay in there for another week or two.

Whether he leaves the field with the Lombardi trophy remains to be seen, but Sherman will have his hands full with another precious bundle very soon. 

Should Sherman leave the game if Moss goes into labor?

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