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Fox Sports Dings Skip Bayless for 'Insensitive' Comments Belittling Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's Depression


Fox Sports has taken Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless to task for belittling Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott’s recently disclosed bout of depression, stemming from his older brother Jace’s suicide.


In a recent interview with “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” Dak and his other brother Tad revealed that the cause of 31-year-old Jace’s April death was suicide, noting that their mother’s battle with colon cancer, which ended her life in 2013, took a heavy toll on Jace.


Bayless — on Thursday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, no less — opined on Undisputed (see video above), “When it comes to the quarterback of a NFL team… it’s the ultimate leadership position in sports….


“If you reveal publicly any little weakness, it can affect your team’s ability to believe in you in the toughest spots, and it definitely can encourage others on the other side to come after you.


Fox Sports in turn released a statement about Bayless’ “humble opinion,” saying, “[W]e are proud of Dak Prescott for publicly revealing his struggle with depression and mental health.


No matter the cause of the struggle, Fox Sports believes Dak showed tremendous courage which is evident in both his leadership on the Dallas Cowboys and in his character off the field.






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