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Jets guard learning to mix work and family life

The NFL season doesn't pause for family commitments. It's part of the pact players enter into when they sign those million-dollar contracts. They trade their bodies -- and a big chunk of their personal lives -- for the glory and violence of Football Sunday. But tell that to Matt Slauson's newborn baby boy, Monte, at 2 in the morning. He's hungry, and he wants his daddy.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 11:23 AM ET
By Jane McManus

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The hardest moment Matt Slauson has ever experienced came just seconds after his son Monte was born. It came after 28 hours of labor for his wife Cami, who he met on the first day of his freshman year at the University of Nebraska.

It came after 12 weeks of childbirth classes, and after making all but one of her appointments with the obstetrician. It came after nights of being so tired from Jets practice -- and treatment for aches and bruises -- that he just ...

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