Eric Decker's Wife, Who Has Sung The National Anthem In The Past, Says The Titans Tricked Her Husband Into Staying In The Locker Room
TMZ- Eric Decker did NOT want to be a part of the Tennessee Titans' national anthem demonstration on
Sunday -- the team made a decision "without him knowing" ... so says his wife, Jessie James Decker.
The Titans players issued a statement after they played the Seahawks saying the team decided not to go
out on the field for the anthem because they "wanted to be unified in our actions today."
"The players jointly decided this was the best course of action. Our commitment to the military and our
community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn't be misconstrued as unpatriotic."
But Jessie James Decker is calling BS on the situation ... saying, "My husband was not made aware it was
time to go out for the game. Unfortunately a decision was made for him without him knowing."
Jessie also posted a long message on Instagram explaining why she loves the national anthem -- and Eric
commented, "Preach baby."
Look, I'm not entirely familiar with the intricacies of 'bro code' or 'man law' because I'm no longer a teenage douchebag that believes people with a penis should follow a distinct set of rules and regulations so that said penis appears bigger to their overly self conscious peers. I would imagine some stipulation about not outing a professional athlete who is telling a white lie to his super hot significant other is included in there somewhere, and that's why I want you guys to keep this information between us...
::whispers::...there's no fucking way that the Tennessee Titans hoodwinked an 8 year veteran into being in the locker room with the rest of his teammates during the National Anthem.
Now, I have no doubt that that's the spur-of-the-moment excuse that Eric Decker decided to go after getting confronted by his pissed off wife who - if we are being quite honest - has a particularly odd amount of important childhood anecdotes in which the National Anthem played a central role. However, I have an inkling that not wanting to become a massively polarizing figure as the only guy from EITHER team to stand on the sideline played a much bigger factor in him "losing track of time" than he's be willing to admit. As if the fact that he has damn near a decade worth of professional game day experience isn't enough evidence that he knows the routine then the "preach baby" response on social media was a classic class of overcompensation.
Let's just put this it this way, I am inclined to think that Eric Decker would have found a way to see through the trickery that was allegedly organizational diversion if his wife were the one actually singing the Anthem. Mostly just because even the most legitimate alibi wouldn't have gotten him out of the dog house if he wasn't in plain sight during her performance.