Olympic sweetheart Simone Biles had a death in her family, which wasn’t revealed until she finished her Olympic comeback. Biles who suddenly withdrew from the gymnastic team final and subsequently pulled out of the first three apparatus finals made her comeback today. She won the bronze medal on the beam Tuesday.
Following the event, she spoke about her struggles.
“It wasn’t easy pulling out of all those competitions,” Biles told reporters, per The Guardian. “People just thought it was easy, but I physically and mentally was not in the right head space and I didn’t want to jeopardize my health and my safety because at the end of the day, it’s not worth it.
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Biles told reporters that her aunt on her father’s side “unexpectedly passed.”
“That was another one, I was like, ‘Oh my God. This week needs to be over,’ ” Biles’ coach Cecile Canqueteau-Landi told People. “I asked her what do you need.
“And she said, ‘I just need some time.’ I said, ‘You call me, text me if you need anything I’ll be here. Whatever that is.’ She called her parents. She said, ‘There’s nothing I can do from over here. So I’m just going to finish my week and when I get home we’ll deal with it.’ “
Simone Biles and Her Coach ‘Had a Lot of Tears’ in Tokyo amid ‘Hell of a Week’ Including Her Aunt’s ‘Unexpected’ Death https://t.co/HWSiyL64Kv
— People (@people) August 3, 2021
So it sounds like Biles had a lot of issues she was working thru. A death in the family is never an easy thing to deal with, especially when you have the entire world watching every move you make.
Former Green Bay Packers DB Will Blackmon talked to TMZ about Aaron Rodgers and his possible future plans after the season.
Blackmon stated that he believes that next year, “Rodgers will be a Saint.”
Aaron Rodgers’ ex-teammate is predicting he will be in New Orleans playing for Sean Payton in 2022. https://t.co/jbBwiBQnqJ
Blackmon played with Rodgers and the Packers from 2006 – 2009 after being drafted in the 4th round.
Blackmon goes on to say that it wouldn’t surprise him to see Rodgers playing with Sean Payton next season after all the drama that has gone down in Green Bay this off-season.
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Everyone knows that the Saints are in a weird state currently, trying to decide what kind of offence they will have with Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill as QB options and Michael Thomas ghosting the team for three months.
It wouldn’t shock me or many fans if the future first ballot Hall of Famer decided to take his talents to New Orleans if things don’t work out.