Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and the team captains looked out for their fellow men after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed at the Paycor Stadium on Monday night.
Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after clashing with Tee Higgins during the first quarter of the game and required nine minutes of CPR for his heart to start working again. Fortunately, first responders were able to get the player’s heart pumping but he was unable to breathe on his own and spent the night fighting for his life.
Joe Burrow’s Classy Gesture
According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Burrow called Cincinnati’s captains together after the scare and they all went to check on the Bill players.
“Was told that after the teams were brought back in to wait inside, QB Joe Burrow gathered the Bengals captains and they walked over as a group to the Bills’ locker room to check on the Buffalo players,” Breer reported.
“In these sorts of situations, NFL players take care of each other.”
The circumstances stemming from last night’s game have brought unity to the sports world, with Hamlin’s foundation receiving millions in donations while the player’s jersey has quickly joined the best-selling NFL gear on the market.
They have also managed to rally everyone, including Shannon Sharpe, against Skip Bayless following a most insensitive tweet on Hamlin’s ordeal.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.