His wife was in labor.
Joe Flacco's wife Dana gave birth to the couple's second child about an hour before kickoff. The Ravens announced it about 30 minutes before the game started.
Joe Flacco's wife gave birth to the couple's second child about 30 minutes ago. Flacco will play today vs. Browns.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 15, 2013
Flacco will play against the Browns, but it had to be a difficult thing for Flacco to wonder what was happening during one of the biggest moments of his life while trying to concentrate on his high-profile job. Now that we know that the birth went well and Flacco has a new son, he can go ahead with a clear head – although one would figure he wants to get out of the stadium pretty quickly after the game today.
Congratulations to the Flacco family.
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