Chad Owens should have been going home last night to his wife and kids.
But the Argos receiver and return man extraordinaire made the decision to tell his family to remain home in Hawaii one week longer than they planned to ensure his seven-year-old son was not deprived the kind of thrills he’s been allowed to have in his life.
Owens’ son, Chad Jr., a quarterback, was set to play in the Aloha Bowl this weekend, the biggest stadium on the island and an experience a father missing his family would not deny his son.
“He’s had to miss out on things because of my career but I did not want him to miss out on this,” Owens said earlier this week.
“I want him to experience what it’s like to play in a big stadium like that.”
Owens said Chad Jr. was the only member of the family even remotely reluctant to leave the island to come to Toronto.
“It’s a struggle, especially for my son, but my two daughters (Areana and Sierra-Lynn), they can’t wait. My wife, I know she wants to be with me.”
Owens says more than anything he wants to share his early success in Toronto with the family, but pushed things back a week to ensure his son the kind of experience he gets on a weekly basis.