Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Solomon Thomas, a mental health advocate, spoke out Friday in support of tennis star Naomi Osaka and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, both of whom recently pulled out of respective events due to mental health concerns.
“They are at the top level of all athletes, and for them to be able to have that strength and vulnerability to say, ‘Hey, I need to take care of myself,’ that is unbelievable strength and just unbelievable in general,” Thomas said. “People don’t understand the pressure that’s on those athletes. They legit have the weight of the world on their shoulders, especially in an individual sport. Read More