Eric Decker Missed Jets OTA's for CMT Awards to Pay Wife Back for Childbearing

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In a move sure to needle the Mike Francesa’s of the world, Eric Decker missed Jets OTA’s to attend the CMT Awards with his wife, country singer Jessie James, last week. As Decker tells the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch (who called the explanation a “bit of a stretch”), the receiver went to Nashville to support his wife as a show of gratitude for her recent pregnancy:

“When your wife gives birth and goes through nine months of tough days to give you a child, you respect the woman a lot more,” Decker said, referring to the March birth of daughter Vivianne Rose. “Obviously, she’s very important to me and her career is very important to me as well.”

Decker had Rex Ryan’s blessing to do this, and OTA’s are technically optional, so there really shouldn’t be any issue here.

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