Houston Texans' Jonathan Owens sick over girlfriend Simone Biles' saga

HOUSTON -- Jonathan Owens, safety for the Houston Texans, was at the Olympics with his girlfriend Simone Biles early in the morning. After she had vaulted in the final of the gymnastics team, Owens went to talk with her coach. He said that he felt sick knowing what Biles was going though. Biles pulled out of the event and later said that she needed to concentrate on her mental health because she had experienced the "twisties” while competing. Owens stated Thursday that she was sad for Owens because she could see her face and can read her lips. Owens also said that Owens was able to tell what was happening and what she was telling her coach. "I knew what was happening before so I was hoping that she would get over it and be able go out and perform. "I was so upset that she couldn't go out." Owens said that this was their longest separation since they began dating. He said he was trying to be "that extra voice" for Biles, and help her remain positive. Owens stated that Owens was able to identify a "funk" in her when things weren't going according to plan. When you get used to things going well for so many years, then suddenly you have to perform poorly, it can cause you to lose your confidence and become downright miserable. That was one of the things that I tried to ensure she was positive. "It was difficult for me to understand her because I wasn't on that stage or dealing with the pressures. But I try to be as understanding and open as I can." Biles pulled out of the all-around competition, individual vault, uneven bars and floor finals. But she finished her Olympics with the bronze medal in balance beam. Biles now holds the record for American female gymnasts with seven Olympic medals. Owens stated, "I was so proud" "Just to be mentally able to overcome what was going on. Although she did alter her beam routine, I was happy for her.