Sorry, I can't give the benefit of the doubt when I've seen so little evidence of commitment to this team during the year. This just seems to be another excuse and we've heard plenty of excuses from him. Even Ham called him out a game or so ago. He was looking far and wide for a Hill sighting.
His whatever while on this team goes against his past history while in the league. There is something(s) going on. If there is some complications with his wife's pregnancy, I can understand his desire to be there. I don't know that to be the case. He may simply not have been up to the task he signed up for and that would be on him and Vlade.
I have no problem if they ship him out either way.