ESPN was facing a lot of criticism for its decision to share prospect’s troubling stories during the 2020 NFL Draft. One of the most talked about ones came with Clemson WR Tee Higgins where it showed that his mother had survived a drug addiction.
Social media may have been upset about it, but Higgins wasn’t.
The Bengals’ draftee said he’s “proud” of his mother and that he has “no problem” with ESPN’s decision.
ESPN defended the constant use of traumatic stories to The Sporting News, saying, it was a way to “introduce the human side of players… including the obstacles their families have overcome as part of the journey to the NFL.”
Rest assured, the 2021 NFL Draft will likely change and the Worldwide leader in Sports will stray away from these controversial topics.