Rex Ryan knows how the old mantra goes: a happy wife is a happy life. That’s why the New York Jets head coach completely supported wide receiver Eric Decker missing a Wednesday OTA practice to be with his wife, Jessie James, to present at the Country Music Television Awards in Nashville Wednesday night.
Though Rex was proud of the team’s near-perfect attendance at the voluntary OTAs, he was in favor of Decker going to the event.
“Well, speaking as a married guy, (I) absolutely recommended that you would go to that, OK? So that would be recommended,” Ryan said via Newsday. “You ask for their support, you need to support them too.
“But this is really voluntary camp,” he added. “Things like this pop up. This is the time to do it. It’s not like it happened during the season. But again, certainly we support Eric and things, and he’d be treated no different than any other teammate regardless of how much they’re making.”
Decker’s wife is a country singer who has performed at Denver Broncos games in the past. She released an album in April, a month after she gave birth to the couple’s first child.
But the best part about her is her sense of humor:
Morning y'all!!! Of course I have to rush to the bra store to find something to hold these suckers in for my dress tonight #cmtawards
— Jessie James Decker (@TheJessicaJames) June 4, 2014
That’s the real reason Rex let Eric go. That, and because she must have nice feet.