Houston Texans safety Jonathan Owens was "sick" over girlfriend Simone Biles' saga at the Tokyo Olympics. Biles, one of the most successful gymnasts in the gymnastics history, experienced "twisties" at the Tokyo Olympics and ended up pulling out of multiple events.
Biles withdrew from the all-around competition and individual vault, floor and uneven bars event finals. However, she returned for the balance beam event and ended up winning bronze medal. "I was sick for her, just because I can see her face, I kind of know her facial expressions, I can kind of read her lips and kind of know what was going on and kind of what she was telling her coach," Owens said on Thursday, per ESPN.
"I kind of already knew what was going on beforehand, so I was just really hoping she was going to get over it and be able to go out there and perform. So I was sick to my stomach because she wasn't able to go out there."
Owens wanted Biles to stay positive
"She was kind of in a funk when everything wasn't going right," Owens said. "When you're used to everything going right for so long, and all of a sudden you kind of hit a hiccup in your performance, you kind of get down on yourself, kind of lose confidence.
And that was kind of one of the things I was trying to make sure ... keep her positive. "It was hard for me to really understand what she was going through because I'm not on that stage and dealing with those pressures and everything, but I just try to be as understanding as possible."
Despite all the drama, Owens was proud of his girlfriend. "I was so proud of her," Owens said. "Just to be able to overcome mentally what was going on. She kind of altered her beam routine, but I was just happy for her."
After winning bronze medal, Biles admitted pulling out of multiple events wasn't easy. "It's not easy giving up a dream of five years and not getting to do it. It was really, really hard," Biles told the media after the competition.
"I've never been in the stands, so I just wasn't used to it so to have one more opportunity to compete meant the world." Meanwhile, the Texans haven't yet traded their disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson as their asking price remains too high.