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I cannot believe what I just read.

Apparently the Vikings' WR Troy Williamson missed last Sunday's game because he was planning the funeral for his maternal grandmother.

The Minnesota Vikings docked him a game check.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3100835&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

What the hell is wrong with these people?!? Okay, I know that football is a business...but this is ridiculous. Football is a business that generates millions of dollars for its owners...a business that is built on the backs of the players. They can't show enough compassion to have a bereavement policy for those players?

Brad Childress said that the decision was based on a "business principle" and sited examples of other players who appeared in games shortly after the death of a family member.

Let's get a grip, people. My loyal readers know that I am a huge football freak, but in the end it is just a game.

Obviously the Vikings need to re-evaluate their priorities and start valuing their players as human beings, not just as business assets.

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