Ryan Clark is weighing into all the discourse that’s gone on since Jonathan Owens said he was a catch for Simone Biles — not the other way around — by saying … ease up, folks.
The ex-Steelers safety recorded a video addressing the backlash Owens is facing in the wake of an interview he did on RC’s pod last week … in which he described how he first met Simone, how they got together, and who he thought was the lucky one in the relationship.
It came off a little ineloquent at the time, but essentially … he said he thought he was a catch for Simone — and that he didn’t necessarily “pull” her, but rather … she pulled him.
JO also confessed he didn’t know who Simone was when they matched on an app — apparently, he wasn’t tuned in to her Olympic run — and says she made the first move.
BTW, as Owens was saying this to Clark and his podcast cohosts — SB herself was in the room, and she didn’t even flinch. The Internet, on the other hand, was up in arms over his comments … as they felt he was being disrespectful for suggesting he was the prize here.
Simone and Jonathan have each addressed the heat he’s catching … and they both seem to be over it, and not nearly as mad as Twitter was when they first caught wind of this.
Now, Ryan himself is speaking up … and he’s got words for the collectively outraged.
We’ll let you hear him out for yourself — but essentially, he says people turned this into a negative thing … when in reality, Jon and Simone are happily married and clearly in love.