Who is Skip Bayless's wife? Host apologizes for slammed tweet about Damar Hamlin on-field collapse
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Fox Sports reporter Skip Bayless caused a stir with a tweet saying, "No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game - but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular season outcome... which suddenly seems so irrelevant." This came after Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed onthe field after a collision. The controversy soon flared up on the platform. In the last episode of 'Undisputed,' he apologized for his remarks
Bayless' co-host and former NFL player Shannon Sharpe was absent from the episode. Bayless apologized for his tweet which was deemed insensitive and offensive by many athletes. He said, "Allow me to say upfront that I apologize for what we're going to set out to do here today if it offends anyone because we're going to try to do the show pretty much as we usually do the show. But, I'll admit upfront that I'm still shook up by what happened last night to Damar Hamlin. In fact, I'm still wrecked. In fact, I'm not sure I'm capable of doing this show today. But after barely sleeping on it, I decided to give it a try. Maybe I'll fail. Maybe we will fail. But we're going to try.
No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game - but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome ... which suddenly seems so irrelevant.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 3, 2023
Skip Bayless is without Shannon Sharpe for Undisputed today.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 3, 2023
He attempted to apologize for the discussion surrounding Damar Hamlin last night and on today’s show. pic.twitter.com/MTg7w0gafx
Who is Skip Bayless' wife?
Bayless is married to Ernestine Sclafani who works as a public relations expert. Sclafani joined Edelman PR in 1995 and was the company's vice president for a decade. She then took the same position at Weber Shandwick PR between 2005 and 2018. She is now the head of her firm Ernestine Sclafani Bayless PR, which is based in Los Angeles. As a side hustle, she is also an author and has written a book on her husband titled 'Balls: How to keep your relationship alive when you live with a sports-obsessed guy.'
He continued apologizing, "We wrestled through much of the night whether to even do a show today because it felt like in our minds, we almost can't win with this because the last thing we want to try to do is come off as insensitive to what this young man is going through in a life or death situation. The last thing we want to do is offend anyone by trying to do what we always do, which is to talk about sports. As this show goes on, we're going to try to talk about a little bit of sports. But we're going to continue to talk about what happened to this young man last night and try to sort back through it with help from the audience." Bayless also tweeted to douse the flame. He wrote, "Nothing is more important than that young man's health. That was the point of my last tweet. I'm sorry if that was misunderstood but his health is all that matters. Again, everything else is irrelevant. I prayed for him & will continue to."
Nothing is more important than that young man's health. That was the point of my last tweet. I'm sorry if that was misunderstood but his health is all that matters. Again, everything else is irrelevant. I prayed for him & will continue to.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 3, 2023