26 September 2020

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Dak Prescott Opens Up About His Depression and Skip Bayless Criticizes Him

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Skip Bayless has shared his opinion on depression after Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Dak Prescott, speaks out about the issue. Prescott told the public that his older brother, Jace, took his own life due to depression.

Prescott opened up about the tragic event on “In Depth With Graham Bensinger.” The Cowboys quarterback then said the following about dealing with depression himself, “All throughout this quarantine and this offseason, I started experiencing emotions I’ve never felt before.” Prescott then stated he dealt with a lot of anxiety and had to deal with depression just before his brother passed. He also said that he didn’t want to work out anymore and wasn’t sleeping at all.

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Skip Bayless responded to Prescott, on “Undisputed,” by saying, “I have deep compassion for clinical depression, but when it comes to the quarterback of an NFL team, you know this better than I do, it’s the ultimate leadership position in sports, am I write about that?” Bayless then goes on to say, “I have no sympathy for him going public with ‘I got depressed’ and ‘I suffered depression early in COVID to the point that I couldn’t even go work out’ Look, he’s the quarterback of America’s team.”

The situation doesn’t look good at all for Bayless. The television personality is now under fire for the comments he made, as many people who highly dislike Bayless, in general, are speaking up across social media. Bayless saying that he doesn’t like Prescott “showing his weaknesses” since it could hurt people who suffer from depression themselves. This is a highly insensitive thing for Skip Bayless to say, and it will be interesting to see how Dak Prescott responds.

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