The Chicago Bears will host one of the toughest AFC teams at Soldier Field this week when the Houston Texans come rolling into town. Unfortunately for the Bears, top defensive back Charles Tillman could miss the game due to the birth of his daughter.
“The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday,” Tillman said. “I hope she stays in – I’m having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she comes Sunday, I think I’m going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. So, I hope she stays in until after Sunday.”
Peanut is a defensive leader for the Bears and is a huge reason for the team’s 7-1. He has been named Defensive Player of the Week multiple times and has two touchdowns on the season to go with two interceptions. The most impressive blurb on Tillman’s stat line are his seven forced fumbles.
Houston Oilers offensive tackle David Williams back in 1993 missed a game for the birth of his child and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has said he would miss a game for the birth of his child so it isn’t a new issue facing NFL players.
If Tillman’s wife goes into labor and he misses the game, you have to feel it is the right choice to make.