UPDATED 9/11, 12:45 p.m. ET: Skip Bayless has addressed the backlash from his comments on Dak Prescott discussing his mental health.
But rather than apologize for his insensitivity and lack of sympathy, Skip essentially doubles down on his comments by attempting to clarify... which Dak depression he was referring to... pic.twitter.com/7nG62xPbJa— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 11, 2020
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Skip Bayless has been taking a lot of heat on social media after saying that he has no sympathy for Dak Prescott's struggles with mental health.
During Thursday's episode of Undisputed, Bayless was sharply critical of Prescott's recent revelation.
"I don't have sympathy for him going public with, 'I got depressed,' Skip said.
"Look, he's the quarterback of America's team," he continued. "And you know, and I know this sport that you play is dog-eat-dog. It is no compassion, no quarter given on the football field. If you reveal publicly any little weakness, it can affect your team's ability to believe in you in the toughest spots."
On Wednesday, Prescott admitted that his brother's apparent suicide coupled with the pandemic led to his depression. “All throughout this quarantine and this offseason, I started experiencing emotions I’ve never felt before,” Prescott told Graham Besinger. “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.”
Fans and sports pundits alike were quick to criticize Skip for his insensitive comments. Fox released a statement saying "we do not agree with Skip Bayless' opinion" in regards to his comments on Prescott.
Fox statement on Skip Bayless pic.twitter.com/GEr7rNnpX7— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) September 11, 2020
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