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Super Bowl-Champion QB Skips This Family Event to Play Game -- Was It the Right Call?

"I asked him what chance he'd miss a game..."

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 15: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass in the first quarter during a game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Credit: Getty Images

Joe Flacco, quarterback of the Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens, made a huge call Sunday — and it had nothing to do with whether to pass, scramble, or take a sack.

An hour before kickoff against the Cleveland Browns, Flacco's wife gave birth to the couple's second child, ESPN reports.

But Flacco didn't witness the birth; he was warming up for the game at the time.

And he didn't make a quick exit to see his wife and new child; he stayed and played.

Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass in the first quarter during a game against the Cleveland Browns on September 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Credit: Getty Images)

Flacco — the second-highest paid player in the NFL at $120.6 million over six years — went 22 for 33 for 211 yards, helping the Ravens to a 14-6 victory, their first of the season.

Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with fans while walking off the field following the Ravens 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns. (Credit: Getty Images)

Apparently Flacco had already decided what he'd do if his child was born on a game day. ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg notes the details on Twitter:

(Credit: Twitter via USA Today)

So, what do you say? Did Flacco make the right call? Is it a "whatever is right for a family" decision...or "every dad must be at his child's birth if at all humanly possible"? We invite you to participate in our Blaze Poll below.

(H/T: USA Today)

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