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Jonathan Owens, best known as gymnast Simone Biles' boyfriend, was among the players waived by the Houston Texans ahead of the upcoming season.

Owens, who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals in August 2019, signed with the Texans practice squad in 2020.

Rumor has it that Owens was cut because he spends too much time on social media with Biles and not enough time focusing on his game.

The 26-year-old safety was on the Texans practice squad for six weeks until he was called up again last January.

Owens and Biles recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. He is often seen kissing and cuddling with Biles in a plethora of social media photos.

The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medalist gushed about Owens to PEOPLE.

"I love watching him play because he has such a passion. He works so hard, so for him to be able to showcase that on the field is really exciting."

On Sunday, Biles shared photos of Owens during practice. She wrote, "watching #36 on game days is my favorite." He commented, "Your my favorite [sic]."

Since returning to the U.S. for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Biles has been catching up on quality time with Owens.

Fortunately, they will have a lot more time to spend together during the upcoming NFL season.
 
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Team USA gymnastics fans dragged Simone Biles for quitting after an uncharacteristic stumble on the vault apparatus at the Tokyo Olympics.

Biles landed awkwardly on her vault during the women's team final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday. Her error resulted in a low score of 13.766 for the team, opening the door for Russia to win the gold.

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Shortly afterward, the embarrassed gymnast left the stadium with her trainer and a member of the medical team.

It was later announced that she'd withdrawn from the final because of a "mental issue."

Biles told reporters she pulled out of the Olympics to "focus on my wellbeing... And you know, there's more to life than just gymnastics."

She told the Today Show:

"It is very unfortunate that it has to happen at this stage because I definitely wanted this Olympics to go a little bit better but again, we'll take it one day at a time and we're going to see how the rest goes."

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Her departure drew comparisons to tennis star Naomi Osaka who withdrew from the French Open to focus on her mental health following criticism when she refused to speak to the news media.

Team USA fans complained that Biles spends more time taking Instagram photos with her boyfriend, NFL player Jonathan Owens, than she does practicing for the Olympics.

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Others say young athletes like Biles and Osaka are more interested in the instant gratification of social media than the delayed gratification of working hard to achieve greatness.

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One Twitter user wrote: "I knew it as soon as I seen her boyfriend I knew simone was going to. Be trouble."

Another user tweeted: "I'm telling y'all, man, Simone Biles is performing poorly because of having a boyfriend. Less concentration on her art, more concentration on getting some D when she gets home after training lmaooo."

And a third wrote: "blah blah, excuses, blah blah, weight of the world, this is not your first competition, this is not your first olympics, just say you got a shiny new boyfriend, thats all."

Biles, 24, and Owens, 26, have dated for a year. She previously dated fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin.
 

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Simone Biles made her rumored romance with NFL player Jonathan Owens Instagram official -- after scrubbing photos of her previous boyfriend from her social media accounts.

"It's just us," Biles captioned the image. Owens, 25, who signed with the Houston Texans last September, responded with red heart emojis.

Rumors that the two were dating sprang up weeks ago when Biles wished Owens a happy birthday, according to Instagram blog The Shade Room.

"Hope this year brings you everything you want & more," she wrote.

Almost immediately, the bisexual rumors started, as Owens looked a little too effeminate for The Shade Room's tastes. Neither Biles nor Owens addressed the bisexual rumors.

The 23-year-old Olympic gymnast spent weeks scrubbing hundreds of photos of ex-boyfriend and fellow gymnast Stacey Ervin Jr. from her accounts after three years of dating.

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Biles confirmed their breakup earlier this year after her followers observed Ervin was noticeably absent from her social media.

"It's hard being young and having that long of a relationship and then ending it," the 4-foot-8 gymnast told Vogue. "But it was for the best."

Biles' friends and followers warned her about plastering her love life all over social media even before the breakup.

Apparently Biles isn't aware that social media has been dubbed the silent relationship killer.
 

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