News brief: Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin suffers cardiac arrest


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Tight End, Damar Hamlin in the 2018 ACC Football Championship

Matthias Jaylen Sandoval, Opinion Editor

Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, suffered cardiac arrest during the first quarter of a Monday Night Football game featuring the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. The 24-year-old Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest after tackling the Bengals’s Tee Higgins. Hamlin received medical care on the field, and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was administered before he was driven in an ambulance to the hospital.

The entire Buffalo Bills team were seen on the field taking a knee in what appeared to be a prayer for their injured teammate.

Following Hamlin’s medical emergency, the NFL postponed the game to be played at a later date. The broadcast crew for Monday Night Football mentioned that the teams would be given five minutes to get ready and continue the game, but the NFL declined consideration to continue the game. 

Since Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, his charity’s toy drive has received over 7 million dollars in donations.

Dorrian Glenn, Hamlin’s uncle, told CNN that Hamlin had to be resuscitated twice. Damar Hamlin has woken up and is with family after being sedated for the last 3 days. Hamlin is still in critical condition as of publication date, 1/5/23.