Stigma or Stamina? – 

April 26, 2020 – Bengals receiver Tee Higgins on Saturday defended a controversial ESPN graphic that brought national attention to the fact his mother was once addicted to drugs.

A screenshot of the infographic went viral when the Bengals drafted Higgins with the 33rd overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. The graphic resulted in backlash for ESPN, which also received criticism for focusing too heavily on the deaths of draftees’ family members.



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