September 10, 2020 | 9: 27pm
Fox Sports actions couldn’t skip over this one.
On Thursday’s “Undisputed,” the speaking head Skip Bayless declared he felt “no sympathy” for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sharing his depression struggles.
It became as soon as a prefer that spurred hundreds of blowback, even from the network itself.
“At FOX Sports actions, we are overjoyed with Dak Prescott for publicly revealing his warfare with depression and psychological health,” Fox Sports actions acknowledged in a statement. “In spite of the explanation at the support of the warfare, FOX Sports actions believes Dak confirmed substantial courage which is evident in both his management on the Dallas Cowboys and in his character off the sphere. We carry out no longer agree with Skip Bayless’ conception on Undisputed this morning. Now we accept as true with addressed the importance of this topic with Skip and the scheme his insensitive comments were bought by of us internally at FOX Sports actions and our audience.”
On Wednesday, Prescott revealed on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger” he’d struggled with trouble, depression and sleeplessness for the length of the coronavirus pandemic, components intensified when his brother Jace dedicated suicide.
A day later, Bayless, on his each day argument-essentially based mostly existing with co-host Shannon Sharpe, couldn’t help himself when it came to discussing Prescott’s listing.
“By draw of the quarterback of a NFL personnel, you know this as neatly as I carry out or better than I carry out, it’s the final management purpose in sports, am I involving about that?,” Bayless acknowledged. “You may perchance be commanding an complete NFL franchise, what’s the roster at now, 53 guys? … They most continuously’re all searching out for to you to be their CEO, to be to blame of the football personnel. Thanks to all that, I don’t accept as true with sympathy for him going public with ‘I got heart-broken, I suffered depression early in COVID, to the level that I couldn’t even plod work out.’
“Peep, he’s the quarterback of The US’s Team, and likewise you know and I know, this sport that you just play, it is a long way dog-eat-dog. It’s no compassion, no quarter given on the football field. If you happen to level publicly any petite weakness, it can affect your personnel’s skill to accept as true with in you in the toughest spots, and it positively can help others on the opposite facet to return after you. You throw an interception, you’re going to hear ‘You heart-broken, quantity four?’ That assemble of element. You fetch sacked, ‘How’d that in actual fact feel? You getting down about it?’ You involving can’t plod public with it, in my humble conception.”