This week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott admitted in an interview that he became depressed in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, which occurred roughly concurrent with the April 24 death of his brother, Jace, which Prescott said was a suicide.
Sports columnist Skip Bayless, co-host of “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” slammed Prescott for publicly admitting he had become depressed, snapping, “I don’t have sympathy for him going public with, ‘I got depressed … 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.”
Dak Prescott was interviewed by sports journalist Graham Bensinger when he stated, “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.