Saints DT Tony McDaniel’s wife was reportedly in labor, only it was just a stomach bug

By Jesse Reed

Tony McDaniel is currently battling with his teammates on the New Orleans Saints against the Carolina Panthers for the right to advance in the playoffs. As he does so, his wife is facing a different sort of challenge — giving birth to their child.

Fox Sports announced McDaniel’s wife is going into labor midway through Sunday’s game.

The Fox broadcast passed along that McDaniel is going to remain suited up to play with his teammates. It’s a good thing, too, because a while later, it was reported that she actually wasn’t in labor and that she was dealing with a stomach bug instead.

McDaniel, a reserve defensive tackle, has bounced around the league since he came out of Tennessee as an undrafted free agent. He’s currently in his second stint with the Saints after being released by the club right before the season. He was re-signed two days after Christmas and tallied two tackles in New Orleans’ final game of the season.