Crass and completely out of line are the only two ways to describe what Skip Bayless said about Dak Prescott opening up on his brother, Jace’s, death.
He tried to paint Prescott out as weak in Thursday’s episode of Undisputed for falling into depression after losing his brother. He made the point that Prescott showing any sort of vulnerability in that moment was a sign of a lack of leadership.
He rightfully got roasted on the internet for his awful, and frankly dangerous, take. That includes his former ESPN colleague, Scott Van Pelt.
During last night’s midnight edition of SportsCenter, Van Pelt really dug in to what Bayless said and absolutely tore it apart without once mentioning his name.
“And that’s what’s so different about the modern athlete. Not Instagram or brand management — it’s the understanding that there will be understanding. That you don’t have to pretend to be tough when you aren’t. That you can ask for help and know it’s going to be met with compassion for the most part. And also to know that those who can’t muster any, aren’t worth your time or you concern.”
Well said, SVP. Well said.