EA Sports Removing “CPR Celebration” From Madden 23 In Wake Of Damar Hamlin Situation

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It’s been a miracle watching everything unfold with the Damar Hamlin situation this past week.

After watching the Bills safety collapse on the field after going into cardiac arrest following a tackle, medical trainers were able to resuscitate him on the field and transport him to the hospital, where doctors had to resuscitate him again, according to his uncle.


Needless to say, it was a terrifying situation, and nobody was sure if Hamlin was going to be able to pull through from this devastating scene.

However, he was able to improve on his condition each day, and he recovered enough to be released from the hospital, and sent back to Buffalo where he is still in the hospital recovering.

As terrifying as it was, it was incredible watching nearly everybody in America join in unity to flood Hamlin and his family with their thoughts and prayers, and now that the 24-year-old is doing well, this is going to go down as one of the NFL’s greatest comeback stories, if not THE greatest.

With that being said, there’s also going to be changes to be made from here on out in sports.

If you’re a sports fan, then there’s a good chance you’ve watched a game and witnessed a player performing fake CPR on another player as a celebration.

Alex Highsmith and another player on the Pittsburgh Steeler’s defense have recently found themselves under fire for doing this exact CPR celebration on Sunday night, after Highsmith sacked Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Poor timing fellas…

The beloved NFL video game, Madden, also has this celebration in their games.

However, Madden has made it known that they’re removing the celebration completely from Madden 23 in the next few days, according to CBS Sports.

A spokesperson for EA Sports told the outlet that they’re in the process of removing the celebration from the game now:

“EA Sports is taking steps to remove the celebration from Madden NFL 23 via an update in the coming days.”

Of course, this is probably for the best, considering the traumatic scene that so many witnessed last Monday night, so props to Madden for going ahead and making the move.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock