ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark has defended Packers safety Jonathan Owens amidst criticism for his comments about his relationship with Simone Biles.
Owens, who claimed he didn’t initially recognize the Olympian on a dating app, said he felt he was the “catch” in the relationship.
“I always say that the men are the catch,” Owens told Clark on The Pivot Podcast.
Clark stood by Owens
Clark showed his support to Owens, suggesting critics should rather appreciate the 28-year-old’s passionate discussion on the podcast.
“Everyone is now twisting and taking that and then making it something negative,” Clark said.
“What people haven’t done is watch the entire show. Watch him say that she wasn’t scared and once they finally went on a date, it was history.
“He was telling the story about how he met his wife Simone on our show. And she was also there. He told the story with so much love in their eyes and every time they looked at one another, you can tell how beautiful it was to them.
“Listen to him talk about their 2020 conversation while she was at the Olympics, as he encouraged her that she could be okay.
“And when she wasn’t – the time he took away with her, even getting married during that time, and now Simone Biles is back to the Simone Biles we know.”