Fox anchor criticises National Football League player for discussing battle with depression

You deserve better than Skip Bayless so demand it by not watching or reading him. The loudness of the quiet will silence his empty noise

Skip Bayless was heavily criticized on Thursday for some comments he made about Dak Prescott's depression reveal, and the media personality has since tried to clarify the remarks. DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs has had his own struggles with mental health in the past, and today, he showed solidarity with Dak as he took to Twitter and called Skip a "punk" for his out of pocket remarks.

On Friday, Bayless was given the floor on his show "The Undisputed" to apologize for his rough and insensitive stance on Prescott's well-being.

It takes a lot of guts for anybody, especially for someone in the public spotlight, to openly discuss their depression. Emotions that I've never felt before but obviously dealt with. "Anxiety for the main one". I said yesterday, that if Dak needed help for pandemic depression, he should have sought counseling then.

"I can't say enough about him", McCarthy said.

"Being a leader is about being genuine and being real... Maybe too much for even one or two people, but never too much for a community or never too much for the people and the family that you love". I don't think for one second leaders are not, and no matter how big of a person you are, if you're not mentally healthy.

Social media continued to condemn Mr Bayless noting his comments did not include an apology. You are commanding an entire franchise...

Look, he's the quarterback of America's team ...

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"If you reveal publicly any little weakness, it can affect your team's ability to believe in you in the toughest spot", Bayless added.

On Thursday, Prescott said he expressed his feelings to close friends and current and former teammates.

Recently, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott opened up about his mental health battle following the death of his older brother, Jace, and the harsh reality of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch above, via Fox Sports. We do not agree with Skip Bayless" opinion on "Undisputed' this morning.

"What I'm told was misconstrued by many - the only Dak depression I addressed on yesterday's show was from an interview he taped with Graham Bensinger", Bayless said.

The youngest of three brothers, Dak Prescott said the pandemic was a struggle because he's a people person who thrives through interacting with and trying to inspire others.

"As I strongly stated [Thursday], I have great compassion for anyone suffering clinical depression, which is very real", Bayless said. "As much as you want to ask why as much as this, I mean, I know my brother, and as we said, he had a lot of burdens on him".



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