Jaguars Fans Hold Tim Tebow Rally

Some Jacksonville Jaguars Tim Tebow fans have organized a rally Monday in the EverBank Field parking lot at 3:16 p.m. ET to push for the team to sign the free-agent quarterback, who was cut by the New England Patriots a few weeks ago.The event was projected to last three hours and 16 minutes. The planned time of the rally and starting time were encouraged by the Bible verse, John 3:16, which Tebow wrote in black below his eye back in the 2009 BCS championship game.“The Jaguars’ season is really in the tank,” James Stewart, a 56-year-old Jacksonville native and Jaguars fan who is one of the event’s organizers, told “They don’t have a lot of promise. There’s not a lot to watch. We’re consumers and the Jaguars are a product, and there’s a lot of room for improvement. Tebow we think would be value added if he were to be signed and given an opportunity at quarterback…“It’s the perfect time in our view to do a Tebow experiment. Whether you like him or not, I think everyone would watch. It would be compelling.”More details to come. read more

When Does It Make Sense To Trade Mike Trout

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Feb. 16, 2016), we take a look at parity in men’s college basketball and the lack thereof on the women’s side, we wonder about the state of defense in the NBA All-Star Game and ask whether it’s always been this way, and we discuss whether the Los Angeles Angels should trade star player Mike Trout. Plus, a Significant Digit on Max Hooper, the Oakland University senior guard who shoots only threes.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:Ben Morris ranks every NBA All-Star.Neil Paine and Jonah Keri on how to build a great baseball team.Mike Trout wasn’t last season’s MVP, but he might be the G.O.A.T.Why baseball farm systems are important.Kate Fagan tells the Los Angeles Angels why they should trade Mike Trout if they get a haul in return.Significant Digit: 206. That’s the number of 3-point attempts by Oakland guard Max Hooper this year. He hasn’t tried a single 2-pointer.Max Hooper shooting bombs. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Phil Jackson could face fine over comments about Ohio States DAngelo Russell

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 26 to watch OSU beat Nebraska, 81-57. Jackson could be facing a fine from the NBA for comments about OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson could face a tampering fine from the NBA for making comments about Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, according to multiple reports.Jackson was on hand at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night to watch Russell and his OSU teammates dispatch Nebraska, 81-57.According to, Jackson made comments about Russell as he was leaving the arena.“He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.”The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, meaning they will likely have a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in June. Russell is currently projected to be among those top five picks.Multiple reports emerged Friday morning saying Jackson’s comments could have violated NBA rules. League rules state that team front office’s are prohibited from discussing players who are not draft eligible.Being fined for tampering is not foreign to Jackson. In June, he was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his comments about then-Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher as potential candidate for the Knicks’ head coaching vacancy. Fisher was later hired as New York’s coach.Following the conclusion of Ohio State’s season, Russell will have until April 26 to decide whether or not he will enter the NBA Draft.Russell and the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court Sunday against Purdue at 7:30 p.m at the Schottenstein Center.Phil Jackson tells @DougLesmerises that Ohio State PG D’Angelo Russell is “a great looking kid with a great future.”— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) February 27, 2015 read more

Womens Volleyball Ohio State falls 30 to No 5 Minnesota

Ohio State’s women’s volleyball starting lineup stands together prior to the game against No. 5 Minnesota on Oct. 18. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team (11-9, 4-5 Big Ten) suffered a 3-0 loss to No. 5 Minnesota (18-2, 7-2 Big Ten) Wednesday night at St. John Arena.Although each team had nine blocks, 16 errors and 124 attacks, it was Minnesota who came out on top, buoyed by a .274 hitting percentage and 50 kills.“We’re not there.” head coach Geoff Carlston said. “I don’t like moral victories, but I thought we did a lot of good things tonight to build on.”Junior setter Taylor Hughes, who led her team with 24 assists, knew the Gophers would pose a strong threat especially because of Minnesota junior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson, arguably the Big Ten’s top setter.“We were expecting a very fast offense by them … that’s kind of hard to keep up with,” Hughes said. “We put up a good fight.”The first set started off slow for the Buckeyes as the Gophers went on a 4-0 run to open the match. The Gophers built a 17-4 lead when Ohio State called a timeout. Soon thereafter the Buckeyes went on a 7-2 run, but Minnesota’s defense remained strong with four blocks and 17 digs, earning them the set, 25-15.Senior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer’s second kill tied the second set at 4-4, the first of eight ties as well as two lead changes. The Buckeyes were able to play a close set against the Gophers with 15 kills, three blocks, and 29 digs. Senior outside hitter Ashley Wenz contributed six kills on a .455 clip for the Buckeyes, but Minnesota’s freshman middle blocker Regan Pittman helped her team with five kills and a .625 hitting percentage, leading the Gophers to win the second set 25-20.Minnesota picked up the lead in the third set and maintained it as the Buckeyes closely trailed. Although the Buckeyes tried to catch up, the Gophers’ 20 kills and .405 hitting percentage won them the set 25-18.Carlston credited Minnesota and recognized the Gophers’ hard plays. Although he believes the Buckeyes played well, Carlston still sees room for improvement.“I think we really stressed them out defensively with mixing up our shots, that was important for us,” Carlston said. “But I think we need to play better defense.”Hughes agreed with Carlston that the Buckeyes need to focus more on their defensive strategy and remaining consistent.“A lot of games are won and lost in the serve-and-pass game and [Minnesota] served really aggressively,” Hughes said. “Upping our serve for Sunday can help us a lot. Getting most teams out of system will give us the upper hand.”Carlston thought his team came back well in the second and third sets, but in the end the Gophers had a fire that the Buckeyes were lacking.The Buckeyes will face Michigan for the second time this season at 1 p.m. on Sunday at St. John. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State looking to prove everyone wrong in Holtmanns inaugural

Ohio State freshman forward Kyle Young (25), freshman forward Kaleb Wesson (34) and junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) defend Wooster forward Alex Baptiste on his drive to the net in an exhibition game on Nov. 5, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentPages of predictions for Ohio State’s season line the walls of assistant coach Ryan Pedon’s office. Those pages outline another rough campaign looming for the Buckeyes in Chris Holtmann’s first season at the helm despite the new coaching staff and trio of talented freshmen — four-star forwards Kaleb Wesson and Kyle Young and three-star forward Musa Jallow — joining Ohio State. The shake-ups are not enough to make people forget the worst season under former head coach Thad Matta, in which the Buckeyes finished 17-15 (7-11 Big Ten). “I think you only have to open a college basketball preseason magazine and read where we’re picked. 12, 13, 14, 11 [in the Big Ten],” Holtmann told The Lantern in October. “It’s all over, but it’s near the bottom.”Rather than ignore the predictions of a down year for Ohio State, the players and coaches are embracing the underdog mentality. “I think it’s hard to not be aware of [the predictions],” sophomore center Micah Potter said Wednesday. “But at the same time, you know we use it a little bit as motivation. Coach brings that up a little bit saying, ‘Hey, look guys. You know these teams are saying this is the time to get Ohio State.’ And this just kind of adds fuel to the fire.”But are the predictions wrong? Will the Buckeyes really surprise people and have a standout season?Perhaps they will. Perhaps won’t. Holtmann admitted Wednesday that the Buckeyes are “in the process of rebuilding our roster.”Ohio State has plenty of depth at forward with redshirt junior Keita Bates-Diop and senior Jae’Sean Tate returning to the Buckeyes’ starting lineup. In the Buckeyes’ exhibition game, the pair combined for 27 points and went 9-for-15 from the field. After missing the majority of last season with a stress fracture in his left leg, Bates-Diop shook off the rest and led the team with 17 points and nine rebounds. Returning for a healthy 2017-18 season, after receiving a medical redshirt, he could help provide the Buckeyes with a steady presence in the post while he mans the power forward position.Tate, the team’s leading scorer from a season ago, should once again be expected to be one of the Buckeyes’ offensive leaders. Holtmann and his staff will likely lean heavily on those two players. The Buckeyes will enter the season as a young, inexperienced team that lost three of its top four scorers from last season. Knowing that, Holtmann told The Lantern that Tate and Bates-Diop are the only known starters heading into the season.“After that, I’m still trying to figure out where to go from there,” Holtmann said. “I think we have multiple guys that can play and I think we’ll have a fairly fluid starting lineup throughout the year. That happens when you have eight to 10 guys that can potentially all start a game for you, or you have an injury or two.”Tate in particular could be relied upon more heavily than most other players due to the team’s lack of depth at point guard. The only natural point guard on the roster is junior C.J. Jackson, and the remainder of the guards on scholarship are shooting guards. Holtmann said Tate was a player who could be asked to provide Ohio State with another option at the one. Graduate transfer Andrew Dakich was another player listed as someone who will be asked to man the point for the Buckeyes. Jackson did not have a strong showing in the exhibition game against Wooster. He finished 1-for-11 — 0-for-6 from 3-point range — and only had four assists. Holtmann said Jackson has good feel for the position and will enter the year as the likely starter at the position, but that he will need to work on keeping his emotions in check during the game.Guard is the thinnest position for Ohio State, but the rest of the team’s depth will come down to how well the trio of exciting freshmen perform. Freshmen Kaleb Wesson, Kyle Young and Musa Jallow will all be counted on to play meaningful minutes for the Buckeyes, Holtmann said, even if they might not initially be counted on as starters. Young and Jallow will both provide the Buckeyes with versatile players capable of playing at both the forward and guard positions, though both are more natural forwards.Wesson, on the other hand, could quickly emerge as a candidate for starting minutes. The highest-rated commit in Ohio State’s 2017 class is a natural scorer and will compete with Potter at the center position. Against Wooster, Wesson was one of the more electrifying players for Ohio State, posting 16 points (5-for-8 from the field) and seven rebounds. Though he provided the Buckeyes with a glimpse of the bright future that could be in store for the freshman forward, he also demonstrated some struggles defensively and fouled out.There are several question marks pertaining to depth and expected performance. The uncertainty surrounding the team does not bode well for a team hoping to surprise some people. With a tough schedule facing No. 9 North Carolina, No. 18 Gonzaga and potentially No. 8 Florida, this young team could struggle against a lineup of high-quality opponents.With a promising young group of players and some returning core players from last year, Ohio State seems to be in a position to finish with a better record than last season, but an NIT appearance is more likely than a surprise NCAA Tournament bid.Having waited since June to see what the team will look like in the start of the Holtmann era, the Buckeyes are eager to get their first chance to show if they can prove any of the early predictions wrong and put together a strong season at 7 p.m. Friday at the Schottenstein Center. “Obviously there’s a lot of anticipation for this game. The new staff and pretty much new team,” Potter said. “It was good to be able to get out there and play hard and just see where we are. Obviously, Wooster is not the level of competition we’re going to be playing moving forward. But it was good to see us gel a little bit and see us make the little mistakes that we can fix very easily.” read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State ties 22 with No 15 Bowling

Then-junior forward Freddy Gerard celebrates as Mason Jobst scores an empty net goal during the third period of Ohio State’s 5-1 victory over Denver in the NCAA Tournament. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternThe No. 4 Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with No. 15 Bowling Green after dropping its first game to the Falcons on Friday night.Looking to get off to a better start than they did the night before, allowing eight goals and allowing the Falcons to convert on four of eight power play opportunities, the Buckeyes scored just six minutes into the game with a goal from junior forward Carson Meyer, his fourth of the season, with assists from senior defenseman Sasha Larocque and senior forward Freddy Gerard.After Meyer’s goal, Ohio State (3-2-1) retained the 1-0 lead until Bowling Green (5-1-1) junior forward Lukas Craggs tied the game up less than two minutes into the third period. The Falcons then scored on a power play with just under five minutes remaining to take the 2-1 lead, their first of the game.Though the penalties were still an issue for the Buckeyes, giving up five in regulation and one in overtime, the penalty kill for Ohio State allowed one power play goal on the six opportunities they gave the Falcons.After giving up the lead, Gerard scored for the Buckeyes with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. He was assisted on the goal by Meyer and senior forward Mason Jobst. This was Gerard’s second goal of the season and both he and Meyer’s second points of the game. The game remained tied as regulation came to an end. In overtime, neither team was able to score to finalize the 2-2 tie. Each team had three shots in overtime and overall Bowling Green outshot Ohio State 30-25.Offensively, the Buckeyes didn’t convert any of their four power play attempts during the game. Through their first six games, Ohio State has only scored on four of its 30 power plays. The .133 success rate is No. 47 in the nation.Sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier allowed two goals on 30 shots, both of which came in the third period. No. 4 Ohio State will stay on the road next weekend against No. 1 Notre Dame, with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. read more

Dancing bears steal show on Planet Earth II

first_imgThe bears were scratching themselves on trees, but it looked like they were dancing Jungle Book-style.Amusingly, the producers soundtracked the spectacle with Jungle Boogie.The Planet Earth team introduce the clip by saying: “We set up remote cameras in the Canadian Rockies hoping to film grizzly bears.“We got more than we bargained for…”The footage delighted viewers, who took to Twitter to express how much the clip amused them: Thanks to Ed Balls for making me smile for the first time in days. #Strictly— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 12, 2016 This Planet Earth sequence of bears scratching on trees is the greatest thing ever committed to film.— Stephen McGill (@steve_mcgill) November 14, 2016 This video of the bears on Planet Earth in ecstasy while scratching their backs is what the world needs right now.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) November 13, 2016 Does that bear have more rhythm than #edballs?? Same joyous effect though 😆 #planetearth2— Helen Lazarus (@LazarusLife) November 13, 2016 Either way, both should perhaps watch out: later on in the show, the limelight was almost stolen by a splendidly ridiculous troupe of marching flamingos, seen “dancing on ice” and conducting a bizarre synchronised mating parade. BBC1 Planet Earth 2 ….. Flamingos on Ice!! #laughing 😆— Ruth Bennett (@1968Bennett) November 13, 2016  Twitter users realised the bears were the Ed Balls of Planet Earth II. That bear has better moves that Ed Balls #planetearth2— helen kirk (@minxsterev) November 13, 2016 The flamingos on Planet Earth 2 have just made me so happy.— Nadine (@NadineBloxsome) November 13, 2016 Omg. This bear is as good as Ed Balls on Strictly. #planetearth2— Becki Hawkes (@Becki_Hawkes) November 13, 2016 That back-scratching bear on #planetearth2 moves like #edballs on #strictly!— GlassHalfSomething (@Natlazenby) November 13, 2016 I think that @edballs could take a tip or two from the bear on #planetearth2 #StrictlyComeDancing— Rob Bridges (@guerrillaHR) November 13, 2016 The bears on Planet Earth dance like me at Dirty disco— Iceblast Queen (@BeaMcIntosh) November 14, 2016 Some viewers were convinced that Balls, who has solidly improved since the first Strictly shows but is still at the bottom of the judges’ leader board, could learn a thing or two from the hip-swinging bears. Others, however, felt that the former Labour MP and Shadow Chancellor still had the edge. Could the bear and Balls could perform a duet together? Or – even better – a dance off? That bear’s got nothing on @edballs #planetearth2— Richard Baker (@BakeronBusiness) November 13, 2016 The second episode of Planet Earth II left viewers amazed and delighted by the beauty of our world.It also made them laugh – as the stars of the show were dancing grizzly bears, which could give Strictly’s Ed Balls a run for his money.The new BBC documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, aired on Sunday night and included parading flamingos as well as the grizzly bears. Many people enjoyed watching  Ed Balls and his dance partner Katya Jones perform a Salsa to Gangnam Style on Strictly Come Dancing – and thought, watching the bears on Sunday, that he may have met his match. Planet Earth II is on BBC One on Sundays at 8pm.last_img read more

Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox stalked by paedophile who wrote to tell

first_img“Another breach of a restraining order he received 39 months for that offence that involved a nine-year-old girl. The defendant was living opposite a primary school and he saw her in the playground and followed her home. convicted paedophile Anthony Collins, 50, who has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after he stalked BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox Sara Cox at Glorious Goodwood ladies day A convicted paedophile has been jailed for stalking Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox and possessing a stash of indecent images of children.Anthony Collins, 50, penned letters in distinctive capital felt tip letters and sent them to Ms Cox’s family home, printed off directions to her sister’s workplace and sent a letter to husband Ben Cyzer at his work address.Collins, who suffers from mixed personality disorder, used the TV presenter’s married name Cyzer and listed the broadcaster’s personal details in letters adding “I have done my research online”.Ms Cox reported the harassment to the BBC after Collins sent a letter to her husband which made her feel “immediately more scared”. Paedophile Anthony Collins, 50, was sentenced to 16 months in jailCredit:Kent Police/PA Sara Cox at Glorious Goodwood ladies dayCredit: EDDIE MULHOLLAND “She was extremely concerned and informed er work place, that envelope contained two letters in capital letters in different coloured felt tip pen they told her about himself and his feelings for her.”Reading extracts from the letters, Mrs Jacobson said Collins wrote that he was lonely, psychologically disturbed and had a long criminal history.One letter read: “I am poor, on DWP, and live in a poor bedsit for poor people, I am unhappy. I apologise for writing to your home address. I got it for £17 the internet.”In the letter, which had writing on both sides, Collins wrote: “My name is Tony Collins, I am tall and have green eyes. I know you are married to Ben, I am unsuccessful in my life.”You care a lot about people because it is in your nature, do not feel sorry for me Sara. Sara you are a lovely human being, sexy, attractive and an all round fantastic human being.”Mrs Jacobson added: “He said ‘Sara I like dogs and horses and referred to her dog by name and to horses being psychic and feel our feelings.'”Also in the envelope was a passport sized photo of the defendant. He said he had done his research online by himself.” The paedophile, from Kent, was once convicted for poisoning a 13-year-old girl in 2000 and was found with images of children aged four to 15 in his bedside drawers.At Maidstone Crown Court, Judge Martin Joy sentenced the stalker to 16 months behind bars.Mary Jacobson, prosecuting, said: “The victim is a radio broadcaster in national radio, she is a well known public figure.”Out of the blue on January 24 she received an envelope in the post which was addressed in capital letters in felt tip, she recognised the wording from a letter she had received at work the previous year. “In an echo of his previous convictions he found where she lived and hand delivered a letter to her titled ‘the young blonde girl’.”Inside was a £10 note and his phone number saying ‘text me’. The mother found out and asked who it was, the defendant said he was lonely and wanted someone to talk to.”Sentencing was delayed for psychiatric reports and the broadcaster applied for a restraining order preventing Collins from going to Ms Cox’s home, her workplace, her husband’s workplace and the DJ’s sister’s home address.But at Maidstone Crown Court Judge Joy refused the recommendations of Dr Hussain who suggested an interim hospital order for an assessment of Collins’ health.Instead he imposed a sexual harm prevention order and awarded a restraining order banning him from contacting Sara Cox and her immediate family.He said: “You wanted to be a deviant, quite plainly you have a preference for girls who are very young and doctors have come to the conclusion that there is no evidence that you have an acute mental illness, that you do manifest a personality disorder.”It is quite clear you have an obsessive personality.Collins has eight convictions for 13 offences dating back to 1991 including harassment and breaches of restraining orders. She added: “On February 7 this year Ben Cyzer was at work when an envelope was delivered to him, that envelope contained a diagram in felt tip of a cancer diagram.”She was immediately much more scared and the matter was reported to the police the next day.”Three days after the letter was delivered to Ben Cyzer Collins was arrested at his home in Chatham, Kent, where police found a Google Map print out showing directions to Ms Cox’s sister’s address.They also discovered 11 indecent images of children in sexual poses.At an earlier hearing Collins admitted harassment without violence, two counts of possessing indecent images of a child and two counts of making indecent images of a child.Referring to his previous convictions, the prosecutor said: “A 13-year-old girl had been confronted and he administered that poison in order to try and sedate her to attempt to try and have sex with her, he received 18 months for that offence.”She added: “There is a breach of a restraining order to two girls aged 6 and 7 and used sexually explicit language including do you know what sex is and what colour are your knickers. 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Lorry driver who killed fatheroftwo in crash when he had a coughing

first_imgPhilip Beeton died in the crashCredit:SWNS  Philip Beeton An East of England Air Ambulance helicopter piloted by Prince William airlifted Jack to hospital to be treated for “life-changing injuries”.David said the Duke of Cambridge gave his son oxygen to keep him alive while paramedics worked on him.”Jack was in hospital for 94 days,” he said.”He was still in a really bad mess when we had Philip’s funeral.”He was asking, ‘where’s Philip?’. We kept having to tell him he was dead.” “After a meeting with the family of Philip Beeton to discuss the outcome of this review, the case was subject to a further review at the family’s request by a different prosecutor, in accordance with the Victim’s Right to Review scheme.”In October 2017 they also upheld the original decision.”  William Abbott will not be prosecutedCredit:BPM Media  David said his son, now 19, was “made of metal” and only last week had surgery for his multiple injuries.Philip Beeton’s family have twice challenged the CPS’s decision not to prosecute Abbott after it said there was “insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction”.However, the decision has been upheld.An investigation into the crash found there was nothing wrong with the lorry and that Mr Abbott was in generally good health, not intoxicated and was driving within the 50mph speed limit.A CPS spokeswoman said: “Having looked carefully at all the available evidence, it was decided in May 2017 that there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.”Following a request under the Victims’ Right to Review scheme this decision was reviewed by the Area, and the original decision was upheld.center_img  William Abbott A lorry driver who killed a father-of-two when he had a coughing fit at the wheel has escaped prosecution.Philip Beeton, 50, was killed when his blue Citroen Relay van was hit by a 20-tonne truck on the A10 near Chittering, Cambs, on October 7, 2015.The carpenter was driving home to celebrate his daughter’s 21st birthday with 17-year-old nephew Jack Beeton in the passenger seat, who suffered life-changing injuries.His younger brother David, Jack’s father, criticised the CPS’s decision not to prosecute after an inquest this week found truck driver William Abbott didn’t apply his brakes before the crash.He said he was “absolutely disgusted.””He [Abbott] never once broke in all the time he was going across the road.”He walks away without even a driving ban. You get a penalty for speeding.” Abbott told assistant coroner David Scott Morris that some phlegm caught in his throat made him “choke very hard”, causing him to drift across the road.The 60-year-old told the inquest he couldn’t have done anything to avoid the crash.The coroner heard it took six seconds for Abbott to drift into oncoming traffic, hitting a Ford Galaxy before careering into Mr Beeton’s van. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Scientist killed himself after suffering male postnatal depression former wife claims

“Everything is very much focused on mothers, as you would expect, but having lived my life the way I have over the last five years I wish there was a lot more pointers for men to access help.”It was a very difficult situation. Hugo was eight weeks old when we moved to Cardiff so that he could study animal geographies at Cardiff University. A scientist who killed himself was suffering from postnatal depression according to his former wife who has spoken out for the first time since his death.Researcher John Clayton took his own life at the age of 41 whilst studying for a PhD at Cardiff University.And now his former wife Vicky Clayton, 38, is trying to raise awareness claiming that he had struggled to get the help he needed when his mental health suffered following the birth of their first child.Ms Clayton said she was suffering from postnatal depression when their son Hugo was born five years ago, but then realised her husband was too after they left their home in Exeter, Devon, to live in Cardiff.She said: “The culmination of being a father was a very big thing for John. It’s often overlooked that men also suffer from postnatal depression. Mr Clayton was found dead by a friend in November 2016 in Cardiff.The 38-year-old is now calling for more help to be provided that is specifically aimed at men so that no other family has to suffer a loss like theirs. “Suicide is such an emotive subject and it’s particularly difficult for men to talk about their feelings which is why I think statistics are so incredibly high for male suicides,” she said.”There’s an element of them not wanting to reach out for help or wanting to be a burden. They feel like it emasculates them by asking for help.”It also needs to be much more of a community thing so that men can open up to friends, in workplaces and in social areas where men frequently go.” His former wife said it was important that said it was important the guys look after guysCredit:Wales news service  She said it was important the guys look after guys, adding: “Life is difficult and stressful and we all live in our own little bubbles, but it’s about visibility and not being ashamed to say you have mental health problems.” His former wife Vicky Clayton is trying to raise awareness for male postnatal depressionCredit:Wales news agency His former wife Vicky Clayton is trying to raise awareness for male postnatal depression Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. His former wife and son Hugo “We left our entire support network behind and didn’t know anybody in Cardiff. John was very up and down and it was probably about nine months after our son’s birth that the cracks really started to show.”At this time Mr Clayton, a former RAF officer, saw his doctor and was put on the right medication as well as seeing a counsellor. When his marriage broke down Ms Clayton moved back to Exeter, but they remained good friends and usually spoke on a daily basis. read more