In the middle of the first quarter of tonight’s NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Bills safety Damar Hamlin was seen tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on a crossing pattern.
After the play, he stood up for a second, and fell straight to the ground, collapsing on the field.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was taken off of the field in an ambulance after collapsing mid game.
For about nine minutes, the former Pitt Panther was given AED, CPR and oxygen by medical staff, as they brought out the stretcher and ambulance and transported Hamlin to the nearest hospital in Cincinnati.
Judging by the players’ faces, it appears to be a horrible situation, as several players were shown in tears.
They eventually suspended the game, and both teams were sent to the locker room discussing what the next move should be.
The game has officially been postponed.
Of course, at the time, the majority of people on Twitter are asking for the game to get cancelled or postponed.
However, sports personality Skip Bayless took to Twitter, and shared his thoughts:
I've seen so many horrific injuries suffered on football fields yet never have I seen a reaction like this. In every other situation I witnessed or covered, the game always went on fairly quickly. The attitude was, "Hey, that's football." For these players, this was DIFFERENT.
“No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome… which suddenly becomes irrelevant.”
No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.
Christ… what is wrong with you? How in the hell can you put something like this out there? A man’s life is at risk. Nobody gives a damn about playoff seeds and standings right now. Read the room, and have a heart man.
I swear I wish we didn’t live in a world where Lame ahh people like you have a platform and voice! And the fact you haven’t deleted this or apologized shows you know what you’re doing! You Sick, You Always Been A Weirdo & Always Been A Clown! 🤡🤡🤡 Smh! Heartless! https://t.co/PAvrabtIrO
Skip clarified his statement in a follow up tweet, indicating that his controversial tweet was misunderstood.
Nevertheless, the damage is done…
Nothing is more important than that young man's health. That was the point of my last tweet. I'm sorry if that was misunderstood but his health is all that matters. Again, everything else is irrelevant. I prayed for him & will continue to.