We’re getting down to the wire before the NFL lockout begins and already things are getting a little nutty.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that an unnamed wife of an NFL player had labour induced last week so that her baby would be born before the lockout, and therefore the player’s team would be forced to foot medical bills as opposed to the player.
ProFootballTalk points out that the ordeal was unnecessary, and that if the player had continued paying for COBRA health coverage the baby’s birth would still have been covered even if there’s a lockout.
Nevertheless, it’s becoming very clear that some players aren’t financially prepared to handle a lockout. The NFLPA isn’t ready to budge yet, but news like this will eventually add up and the union could be forced to give in.
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