This would only make sense to someone who works in the NFL: The Vikings docked wideout Troy Williamson one game cheque for missing a game to help arrange his grandmother's funeral.
Never mind that no one watching at home even noticed Williamson wasn't playing, since Purple Jesus was keeping our plates piled high with bread and fishes. Never mind that Williamson's grandmother raised him, that he has a brother who's been in an out of a coma after being in a serious crash, or that he had to make travel arrangments for several relatives who are in the armed services.
The real irony of this is Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, when he came aboard (sorry for the nautical references), said he would make the Vikes a family organization. How is withholding a guy's pay so he can be with his real family a means to that end?