News emerged this morning of a child that he
fathered created with someone who wasn’t his wife. Classy!
Donna Savattere, then a 35 year old production assistant at CBS Sports, has been reportedly paid to stay quiet for years, while raising Chloe, their now-seven year old daughter.
We’ve talked about NFL dads before and even got to ask questions of one (check it after the jump), but this week brought two more NFL players highlighting the importance and impact of fatherhood.
Both Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis and Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings mentioned fatherhood this week. We even got a little ‘tude from Jennings when someone calls him “Mr. Mom.”
The 2013 Pro Bowl roster includes Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New England Patriots gunner, special teams captain Matthew Slater, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who all have family ties with the sport and event.
Matthews, Slater and Manning become three of only six father-son duos in history to each make it to a Pro Bowl. While we can’t chalk it up to anything more than coincidence, we do love seeing dads come out of the woodwork from time to time.
Sunday, December 2, the Greer Campaign honored nine Tennessee dads at their Second Annual Fatherhood Banquet.
The Jackson, Tennessee non-profit organization is in its second year and holds parenting classes for local fathers. The classes aim to inform fathers of their rights and responsibilities to their children, and help them reach their full potential. Think of Sunday’s banquet as the Greer Campaign’s graduation ceremony.
Dove Men+Care is hosting an event in about an hour that will delve into the inner-workings of fatherhood. Co-hosted by the Dad 2.0 Summit guys, this event features NFL legend Doug Flutie, and many dad bloggers will be in attendance (including me).
You’ll also be able to watch this event live on Facebook at 7am PST / 10am EST.
Right after the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup, we posted stories about a few of the fatherhood moments that the athletes had. We thought it’d be worth a look at some of the other sports that have been coming and going lately to let you know that even superhero-level athletes can be human fathers – yes, even Lebron James.
It’s only a coincidence that Father’s Day falls (every year!) at a time of year when almost every major sport in the world is in full-swing. Even for sports-uninclined dads, it’s hard not to get swept up in the frenzy while hockey’s inching toward the Stanley Cup, basketball’s heading for a final showdown, and soccer, baseball, tennis and golf are still hitting their stride. This year, we saw all sorts of fatherhood in sports, from basketball to spelling bee. It seemed like no matter what shape balls you like to watch people hold, there was a father in the story.
Maybe you remember this, but we covered a Fathers.com Super Bowl contest dangerously close to the submission/nomination deadline. You do remember? Awesome!
So, the contest came and went, as …