Robert Griffin III was in the middle of a Fiesta Bowl broadcast for ESPN2 when he learnt that his wife was in labor. This prompted the free agent quarterback to rush out in the middle of the Michigan and TCU match broadcast of the NCAA division one football bowl subdivision.
Before he left, he can be seen being congratulated by his fellow broadcasters. Watch the moment right here:
Twitter users were full of sympathy and appreciation for the professional who promptly responded and attended to family calls of the utmost importance, even while on duty.
“RGIII my man you’re gonna need some Beta-blocker meds after this game plus a baby! Congrats!,” a twitter user reacted.
“Congrats Brotha. To you and Greta on the north of your daughter. God did!,” another user added a congratulatory message.
“Love it! Congratulations and prayers for a smooth delivery and quick recovery, “a third user added.
“This dude just tweet this on his way to the hospital?,” a fourth user also added.
In a clash of two table toppers (TCU tops big 12 while Michigan lead Big 10 East), the match tillted towards TCU with them leading 21-6 at half-time. Michigan bounced back strongly in the second half, scoring 39 points overall to TCU’s 30 but the initial lead meant that the game went in favour of the Horned Frogs. The TCU edged out Michigan 51-45.
Quarterback Max Duggan starred for the TCU, catching 14 balls out of 29 attempts for two touchdowns for 225 yards while Emari Demarcado also scored one touchdown. For the Michigan side, J.J. McCarthy starred by scoring two touchdowns. However, just like Max Duggan, he was also intercepted twice.
At the end of the day, despite better performances throughout the match, Michigan were haunted by an awful first quarter where they conceded 0-14, a score that buried there cause.