Skip Bayless shamed Dak Prescott on Undisputed about mental illness. This is a low blow aimed at Dak and millions of other Americans.
During a recent “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless, both men shared their thoughts on Dak Prescott’s comments about depression. With Sharpe completely understanding the situation, Bayless decided to blast the Cowboys’ franchise QB for speaking from the heart.
Millions of people in America fight depression and other mental illnesses daily, and shaming someone for going public with their battle is toxic.
Skip Bayless should not only apologize for his tasteless words and behavior; he should be suspended by Fox Sports indefinitely for his nauseating insensitivity. This isn’t the first time Skip Bayless has been controversial, as it’s part of his job, but Fox Sports should know where to draw the line.
Check out Skip’s take:
Bayless doesn’t have sympathy for Prescott going public with his depression. Dealing with what Dak has dealt with in 2020 alone, this is utter garbage.
Prescott recently opened-up about the suicide of his 31-year-old brother, Jace, in April. Dak wasn’t afraid to show the media his heart. And Bayless is shaming him for it.
Pertaining to his initial reaction when he became aware of his brother’s suicide, Dak said:
I mean, obviously tears and tears and tears. I mean, I sat there and tried to gather what had happened, and wanted to ask why for so many reasons. It was like this sense of all these emotions coming off of my back.
All throughout this quarantine and this offseason, I started experiencing emotions I’ve never felt before. Anxiety for the main one. And then, honestly, a couple of days before my brother passed, I would say I started experiencing depression. And to the point of, I didn’t want to work out anymore. I didn’t know necessarily what I was going through, to say the least, and hadn’t been sleeping at all.
Depression is normal for any human being to experience after such events. Just being the franchise QB for America’s team (Dallas Cowboys) would be reason enough to feel weighted. It creates the kind of pressure that a rare few people on the entire planet have to endure.
Skip Bayless has a favorite NFL team, just like anyone else. As it turns out, Bayless has a deep love affair with the Cowboys. Did his bias as a fan spawn his words on Undisputed?
What’s going on in Skip’s head is beyond me. I think it’s beyond most people’s comprehension. There are no excuses on the football field when it comes to Dak Prescott, so why should Skip Bayless get a pass for shaming Dak about depression? It’s time that Fox Sports suspends Skip Bayless for his lack of compassion.
Bayless delivered the ultimate low blow to Prescott. He needs to pay the price.
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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:29 PM