[Blind Gossip] One of the reasons team sports are so interesting is the necessity to balance not only their talents, but their egos as well.
Like many teams, this team has a star… and then everyone else.
That’s a problem.
This star may be the most famous member of their team, but that doesn’t mean that they are the most popular member of the team.
In fact, the other team members are decidedly unhappy with their star right now.
I only talked to one of the girls about the situation but supposedly they all feel the same way. They are super pissed off. She said that [Star] is acting like a f*cking prima donna. They are competing with injuries and giving it 110% while she is quitting.
They are sick of her getting all the attention when she is the most selfish teammate ever. Demanding and whining, always expecting special treatment, totally out for herself.
They call her Queen B, but the B doesn’t stand for a name like Beyonce.
Queen B = Queen Bitch.
What do they think the real reason is for her quitting the team competition?
They don’t have to think about it. They KNOW the real reason why she quit! She wants to save herself for individual glory because that’s where the sponsor dollars are.
They hate her right now. Of course they would never ever say that to the press. They will smile and act like one big happy fake family.
While her Olympics -sized ego and failure to put her team above herself means that Queen B’s own teammates hate her right now, that’s of little importance to Queen B.
She is still the greatest at getting all the attention.
All the glory.
And all the dollars.
Similar: Threat Eliminated
[Optional] What do you think of her and her behavior so far?
That gymnast. Simone. Too many of the athletes acting like spoiled, entitled brats. Lack of good parenting. The team is better off without her.
My niece is a gymnast at National level. She has quite a few friends at the elite level. They ALL say the same thing. Simone is only out for #1 and it’s all about her brand. I’m just repeating what was told to me. She couldn’t stand being beaten by the Russians or her teammates. It had nothing to do with mental health. Her teammates were PISSED with GOAT on her leotard, the fact that MyKayla Skinner could have taken her place if she would have quit sooner, & she ALWAYS plays the victim🤷🏼♀️
The twisties sound scaries.
It’s so obvious Biles did what she did in order to save her brand and her lucrative endorsement career. She knew she was not going to perform well and that it was a chance for another girl to pass her up. Better to claim mental health issues, quit and milk the sympathy. Her handlers are going to have to tweak how they deal with her endorsements, but it’s better than her just being replaced by a new girl.
Even if Simone doesn’t compete, she’ll still get post-Olympic attention and endorsement money based on her victim act. She’s disgusting!
Simone Bails. Interesting- Serena Williams obviously faked injury and instantly withdrew from Wimbledon, Naomi Osaka withdrew from Wimbledon for mental reasons, college football players ‘skip’ lower bowl games, Lebron James walks into locker room minutes before games end, and now Simone. I see a pattern.
Did you see the look on Simone’s face when her team mate won gold. She has a look that says “Holy *, what have I done??!!!”
She sure didn’t look happy Sunisa Lee. Her eyes looked dead and who knows what the rest of her face looked like beneath the mask.
She strikes me as a narcissistic little diva. I remember the gymnast who competed with a broken ankle, Kerry Strugs, I think that’s her last name. That young lady was a star, a team player. As a mom, I shuddered after hearing the poor girl’s ankle was broken. That is one painful injury! Simone is a spoiled selfish little brat, IMO.
Ugh. Simone Biles. This is beyond reprehensible.
She knew the Russian team was better, and decided to bail and use Naomi’s “mental health” excuse since she was praised for it. You saw it on her face before she even ran down to do her vault. Putting a Goat on her leotard was her downfall.
The other teammates deserve better and sad for the others who could’ve replaced her
Well now that you’ve pointed it out..
High Steppa says
Right now I think she’s a big ego quitter who was having an off day, and couldn’t bear the thought of having to remove the bedazzled goat from her leotard. If, however she withdraws from everything, the all around and the individual events, I will change my mind. But if she goes after individual gold after dumping on her team, she gets no respect from me.
you do realize that when she performed and (won) the world championship she had a KIDNEY STONE ..does that sound like a quitter to you???
I’m so sick of hearing that she’s the “GOAT”. If she’s the “GOAT”, she wouldn’t leave her teammates hanging.
Simone Bails!! (Biles)
I laughed at the some of the support on Twitter for her because it’s not mental/physical issues – she is just a DIVA!!! Spoiled and not a true champion. Irregardless of her talent (yes obviously she is talented) but she does NOT have the spirit and heart and soul of a CHAMPION! So sad and such a waste!
I’m excited to see Mykayla perform and she seems more of the type to go for it and be selfless. Remember anyone Keri Strug?! Yeah that was true Olympic spirit.
YES! I absolutely remember Keri strug and her amazing landing on the vault despite seriously injuring her ankle.
Awww. Keri Strug embodied the spirit of a true Olympian.
Bridgette 218 says
Kerri Strug literally permanently injured herself by still competing through an injury, ruined everything she worked so hard for and it ended her career. She has expressed support for Simone Biles pulling out. Good for Simone for putting her health first. People talk like their own her, like she has no autonomy. If people don’t like her decision it’s their problem. She is still an amazing Olympic gymnast and will always be.
@bridgette 218- If Strug didn’t support her publicly she looks bad. The blind points out that many say one thing in public so they don’t get backlash even if they don’t agree.
The fact that she even qualified for the Olympics at 24 years old was a feat in itself bc most competitive gymnasts would’ve retired by now.
Bridgette 218, the situation with Kerri was completely different than the situation with Simone Biles. Should you continue to compete if you’re injured as Kerri was? Of course not. Keep in mind that Simone is not at all injured.
The options are Grace, Jordan and Suni. Grace is lucky to be on the team. McKayla outperformed her in quals. I can’t see S doing this. J has a squabbling sister relationship with B. But when J is having a bad meet, you can see B talking her back up. even did it right before beam at quals. At the time, we observed that B should be allowed to focus on B before competing. And b’s dismount on that routine was way off. If it’s J, shame on her. Anyone else is not on the team.
How has no one mentioned this was basically the plot of Stick It, the most gymnasticsy movie ever??
I never heard of this movie but good observation by you…simone has withdrawn from thursdays events……..will she pull out of the events next week as well????
I think I’ll look up the movie and watch it!
Liz Cambridge “Australian” basketballer, but we dont claim her.. The furthest thing from a team player and behaves like an entitled brat who thinks the rules dont apply to her .Was about to be sacked from the Australian Olympic team for her off court conduct so she quit instead and blamed mental health. Be interesting to see if she still takes a mental health break once the olympics are over and its time to go back the WNBL.
Simone Biles. I thought that it wasn’t just her “mental health”- why bother traveling to Japan at all if that was such a concern? No doubt she is a great gymnast, but even when she competed on “Dancing with the Stars” she seemed full of herself and not necessarily a team player.
Anyone who messes up or gets criticized blames mental health now, so people can’t criticize them. The meaning of mental health will lose all meaning, sad for those who really do suffer.
She’s got the gymnasts version of “the yips”.
Pulling out was the right thing to do, so she doesn’t hurt herself or drag the overall team scores down with sub-par performances.
Ms. Biles has certainly created a situation. I think she should take her mental health seriously but I also think she has let her teammates down. Right before the Olympics, when she was at a preliminary meet and faltered, I had a feeling she would do the same in Tokyo. Not sure what’s going on with her but she sure is being dragged.
When I heard the news, my first thought was, I bet her team is pissed. I think when she wasn’t “perfect” on her side horse vault, she had to blame something, so she said it was her mental health and she quit. Not a good look.
Oh no that’s such a shame. Its awful when you find out they are just so graspy and selfish, and don’t deserve any admiration
I think she’s selfish and a sore loser. She reminds me of Serena Williams
Ah sad….Simone Biles
If she is dealing with mental health issues as claimed then, liked or not by her teammates, she has my compassion. She made a couple of missteps in Tokyo and as someone driven to win that may exacerbate whatever she’s going through. However, if she is hiding behind claims of mental health in order to forward her own agenda (and make for a chapter in the inevitable autobiography) then that’s despicable.
She actually already wrote an autobiography, though it was geared towards the teen market. I bet now she’s going to write a second one, for adults.
I think she has most people fooled. Friends have said to me, she must be having PTSD from being abused by the team doctor.
She just withdrew from the individual all around as well. So hopefully, the team is doling out consequences and giving others an opportunity.
This 👆🏼 is what is now being reported as the reason for her withdrawal from competition.
Simone Biles. I think it’s wrong that she dropped out when there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other elite level gymnasts out there who would give anything for a chance to compete in the Olympics. Sorry but I’m not buying the mental health excuse, if you can’t deal with one bad competition you shouldn’t be competing.
Fluffy Lilac Slippers says
Well now it looks like Biles has withdrawn from the individual round. No idea why but she either reads this site or she’s really just not feeling it.
Biles. Knew this was coming. Spoilt for sure!
The athlete is Simone Biles
It sounds like Simone Biles but not sure as she’s just quit the individual finals as well…..
If this is about Simone Biles… how disappointing for her teammates to trash her.
Selfish Simone Biles, of course. I really hope this ends up backfiring on her when all is said and done. It’s disgusting to watch the media fawn all over her and fall for this obvious manipulation. Simone knew if she played the mental health card, she’d generate sympathy and be treated with kid gloves… next she’ll be chatting with Oprah and painting herself a victim. It’s way past time people see through this nonsense.
I feel terrible for her teammates.
Let’s just see how she performs in the AA and individual events. I appreciate her honesty and no excuses attitude. And frankly, the other three on the team should be proud of the silver they won on their own without coasting on Biles’ coattails.
Queen Biles. This is really saddening. It will be strange though if she suddenly recovers well enough for individual competition at Tokyo… unless the blind means that she is saving herself for post-Olympic performances..?
Too easy, its gotta be simone biles
Liz Cambage with the Australian women’s basketball team
Simone B. clearly.
She’s a spoiled brat and really let the team down.
Simone Biles hint Beyonce and Simone are both from Houston.
Jealousy sure is an ugly thing.
Is this Simone Biles?
Hate the way the press diminished the Russian win by attributing it to Simone quitting. How about praising their talent and hard work which is WHY they won!?
the Russians were supposed to be banned for perpetual doping violations, and they made a “ new team” to bypass it. The fact the US team earned a silver with three first time Olympians who must have gotten the shock of their life when she just quit. Those three are the true Queens.
Obviously this is about Simone Biles.
However it has since been revealed she is having an issue with ‘twisties’ – a very real mental block in gymnastics where you suddenly lose your spatial awareness in the air during moves you have done without issue thousands of times. From experience it is like your brain disconnects from your body and forgets how to execute the move you have started. It can be extremely dangerous.
If that is the case, then she absolutely should not have…
Exactly! If people have been watching her they would see that she has been off balance and not as sharp. A mistake in the air could be deadly.
Also, people seem to be forgetting that they are a team and that she is not the only elite gymnast there. If the team relies on her alone to win isn’t she “the queen?”
Former gymnast/cheer coach here. This was exactly what I told my bf as soon as it happened, before I saw this.
Oh my god thank you all for these comments! I couldn’t stand seeing all these “she’s so selfish, she’s a brat” comments. She could literally paralyze herself if she’s not in the right headspace. AND she’s giving the alternates their chance at stardom.
Sorry, I am team Biles. in this case, whatever her reasons, US gymnastics has used Simone for long enough and stood by while she was sexually abused for years. if she is now out for herself, then good on her. She deserves it. The other girls are younger and will have other chances. They should stop depending on Simone to carry the team.
It is never good to “be out for yourself.” This is a team sport. It was a team that got her there. She is older and looked upon as a leader. The only example she is setting (now) is how to be self-centered, IF this is about ego, and not the issues with the “twisties.”
Remember, Simone’s being on the team kept someone else from this experience and growing into a better athlete.
Hope it’s not true.
I liked her, but after today not so much… she looked like a spoiled brat
Clearly Simone Biles. She seemed to have a tanty because she didn’t do her vault well -she shouldn’t be allowed to perform individual if she couldn’t hack it for team
Simone Biles, I have no opinion, I haven’t watched the Olympics.
Very disappointing to hear however, I kind of don’t blame her. This Olympic games is a right hot mess and it’s likely her last one.
Perhaps she wants to salvage some opportunities and had to make shrewd choices.
I am proud of all our athletes who chose to go to Tokyo and compete.
Simone Biles. I still have sympathy for her and don’t care if she’s considered a diva. After admitting she was also one of the victims of that horrible doctor and still competing several years later, I can only imagine the pressure she’s under. I hope she’s had therapy after what Nassar did to her. Trauma like that can take many years to work through. Her athletic talent has earned her so many accolades and championships, but she’s human, too.
Super bummed if this is accurate.
oh no! please not Simone. IF this is true, may the truth come out.
Queen B she may be, but Karma usually reigns supreme.
Simone Biles. I don’t blame her teammates for being angry. They’re young. But this woman has won four gold medals for the US, which is more than any of them have done.
She was molested for years by a Team USA doctor and Team USA did not protect her. Now she has to go to competition in a Team USA mask. She loves her country but is angry at Team USA (of course!) and it seems to be affecting her performance. She is older, she kept falling, she didn’t want to injure herself more…
Oh Simone! Say it ain’t so! This is so disappointing.
Disappointed she couldn’t push through it.
Suzy Kew says
Her ego is much greater than her ability.
She is not a team player.
Definitely Simone Biles.
Simone! She had a bad day. Boo hoo. Take your lumps. Be a team player. While she’s more than the average competitor- still have to deal with the “everyone gets a win” mentality- and when you may not win- you quit. Mental health is important- but now it’s becoming a crutch so you don’t fail. Better to fail than to quit.
Athlete: Simone Biles ?
You use the magic words. “Mental Health Crisis” and no one can say a thing or question you one bit. Bibbty Bobbity Boo.
Was just having this conversation earlier. If I was one of her teammates Id be pissed. Her ego and confidence appear to have gotten out of hand. I wish the remaining girls luck. Go USA!
Obviously Simone Biles.
YOU KNOW, AT FIRST I THOUGHT HOW BRAVE SHE WAS TO MAKE THAT DECISION. NOW I’M LEANING WITH HER TEAMMATES. SEEMS A SELFISH AND COWARDLY DECISION FOR AN OLYMPIAN.
Biles. If that’s true she needs to be taken down a few notches. To destroy your team members’ hopes for gold (which they would have won handily if she’d put in the work) to focus only on your medals is sickening. I hope she gets zero individual medals.
I refuse to believe this about Simone. As a former gymnast, “the twisties” and mental blocks are real, but of course we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes.
Simone biles. The mental health thing is a convenient excuse. And of course the press is going overboard praising her even more.
Oh dang, Simone Biles.
Simone Biles, never liked her, thinks very highly of herself. I’m sure after her stumble, she played the mental health card because she was embarassed she wasn’t ” perfect ” . She needs to get over herself.
Simone Byles. Stress is a real thing, as is performance anxiety and depression. Once again, F the haters. She is not going to be making all of the $$ she was pre Olympics.
That’s a darn shame.
I didn’t think anything about until this gossip
I think Simone’s behavior is beyond pathetic. Kerri Strug nailed a vault in ’96 with a seriously injured ankle. Simone drops out of the team event because she is having ‘mental issues’.
What you’re describing is the way things should be. In 1996 the team and the coach pressured Kerri into performing with a serious injury, ending her career. Simone drops out of the team event to avoid the same thing, and has every right to do so.
She seems like she doesn’t play nice with others
Wait… not Simone Biles??!!!
Dissapointed in the gymnastic’s GOAT. She could have stepped aside if she did not feel mentally well. This will backfire, hopefully, I lost respect for her
Ouch! Simone Boles… If you are overwhelmed, walk away. But, do not quit a team competition because you messed up and then say you may still do the Individual competition. That is selfish and poor teamwork, sportsmanship. This will not help her for future endorsements, cash flow….
Everyone fails. It is an important learning tool for growth and development. You get back up. You don’t just quit and take your toys
This makes me sad. I liked Simone Biles.
If this is truly the case, the overwhelmingly bad pub that she’s already gotten today should cost her big bucks!
Obviously this is Simone Biles. And I just thought it was funny that as I was reading this, there’s an ad on the page with her in it.
I was actually watching the gymnastics live here in the UK. I thought she did OK then obviously it wasn’t good enough so she made her excuses about mental health and quit, her teamates looked uncomfortable when she was talking. I sensed tension, I thought she was older than 24 she looks about 30 maybe its all the “pressure”. I thought the other girls did great but it was Russia’s day and we got 3rd yeahhh.
Simone Biles….sad miscalculation…abandoning her team will not do her ‘sponsorship career’ any good…
This is so sad but I figured this was the case after watching early this morning when she backed out. Also, a big red flag was the literal goat she had bedazzled onto her leotard. I get it but at the same time, it’s a little ridiculous
Athlete: Simone Biles
So it’s between Oksana somebody or Simone Biles. The Queen B nickname could also stand for Biles. But I really hope not as it was Oksana who has been rather ungracious for several months so I’ll go with her.
My opinion is that Oksana seems to be rather conceited and a whinger from the info I have read.
Oh my goodness! Simone! I knew BG would have the real story.
When the other teammates can do what Simone Biles can do, then they can whine and complain. Truth is NOBODY is at her level. She deserves the attention. She’s earned this hype!!!
Simone Biles…she imploded today so Karma may be at work….
Wow! Is this Simone Biles? That is treacherous to do on the world stage especially since she is messing with other people’s dreams- they worked all their lives for this moment too! She couldn’t try and get golds in both events? So much for that TOGETHXR company they found- I’m rooting for Team USA but I guess she’s Team ME…
This explains why her ‘mental health’ only affects group competitions and not individual. Wanna bet she partners up with Megain Markle for a ‘mental health’ initiative?
High Steppa says
I bet MM is salivating at the prospect!
Disappointing but not surprising
High Steppa says
Holy cr*p. If this is Simone Biles, I am shocked.
That is so disappointing. it is biles
Simone Biles. Sorta lame to quit, but her PR team was genius to play the mental health angle.
Simone Biles. First they said she quit the team event due to “medical reasons” and now it’s mental health issues, which I believe to be true… But is her fear of failure so great that she’d rather not compete at all?
Simone Biles….her behavior is no surprise
Obviously, Simone Biles. The notion that she will get more sponsors for possible individual golds by not competing for the team all-around is absurd. Anyone who has been an elite competitive gymnast (like I was) will likely say they are not surprised by these comments from another competitor. These women invest most of their time and lives in training to get to compete on the olympic level…and her decision was made knowing that it will follow her forever. Ultimately, it is an ind sport.
gymnastics simone biles I think she is selfish
Why is she supposed to continue to perform for the “Team” instead of her individual performance. She is already not being scored fairly because they don’t want others to attempt her moves and get hurt. Clearly she is the G.O.A.T and with that comes special privileges but, she should just shut up and perform to make everyone else happy. NO, she should make sure she is happy and alright and that her individual performance matters most. Clearly the TEAM couldn’t do it without her or they would.
Listen, she is one of the best gymnasts ever but the way she’s acting is really immature and unprofessional. Reminds me of little kids who flip the game board over when they feel they’re losing.
I’m all for taking care of your mental health but when you’re competing as a team, it’s also important to show professionalism.
This must be Simone Bikes… terrible if true! Hope it’s not as she seems so sweet, would be a shame if success has gone to her head
I am shocked to think that this could be Simone Biles, but no one else fits!
I think it’s worse than crappy that she left her team when they needed her. It demonstrates a complete lack of character and integrity. The Olympics have shown American athletes to be spoilt, selfish brats who care more about their individual success than representing their country. It’s sickening.
When you’re part of a team you do your best, not only for yourself but for the team as a whole.
She’s definitely an attention-*.
Wow. I sure got this wrong. Way wrong!
Since I am not following much of the O’s, I will say Biles. I don’t know anyone else in them.
Oh *, this has to be Simone Biles. Sad, she seems sweet!
When I heard she dropped out due to mental health issues, I felt bad but thought it odd. That’s so messed up if the above is true. She’s still the GOAT, but messed up nonetheless. And the fact that everyone out here is supporting her makes it even worse.
the other girls had the ability to win without her. If they have been training their whole lives for the moment then they should’ve stepped up instead of relying on her to carry the team to what the US thought was an easy gold medal win.
If she were a man people wouldn’t be saying * about her ego
News is plastered with her name. All I can say is……
“PRIDE BEFORE THE FALL”.
If it’s Simone Biles, apparently her ego is in her way to be successful in Tokyo.
Have to admit I was a little surprised by that blind…
Simone Biles. Very skilled but not a nice person.
Oh Simone, pull yourself together!!
Simone Biles is the GOAT. Everything else is just girl crap.
Simone Biles. Sounds like a selfish, selfish B*tch.
If this is Simone Biles…I’m stunned & find it hard to believe.
Op- I dont put the total blame on her… the media is over the top when it comes to their focal superstars! However you don’t see athletes from other countries jumping ship when the mental game gets too rough. None of these athletes are failures however when they don’t live up to “expectations” they are deemed so. Very sad.
Athlete: Simone Biles
Optional: Leaving the competition sounds like it’s best for all involved after reading this.
My guess is Simone Biles. I don’t know enough about her to have an opinion of her as a person. I do have a hard time believing that her teammates wouldn’t do the exact same thing if they were in her position.
Simone Biles. All the woke journos are calling her “brave.” Teammates, not so much.
Simone Biles & her so called ‘mental health’ problems