Remember, a couple of months back, when the Buffalo Bills took on the Green Bay Packers in prime time and we witnessed an all-time dumb decision by linebacker Quay Walker?
After making a tackle on Bills running back James Cook, Walker got up and shoved a member of the Bills staff on the sidelines. He was immediately ejected following the incident.
Fast forward to the last regular season game of the 2022 schedule when the Packers hosted the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, and it was like deja vu all over again.
In the fourth quarter, the Lions were driving and running back D’Andre Swift was down after a particular play. There was a timeout on the field, and the Lions training staff quickly came out to tend to swift.
While one specific Lions trainer attempted to get to Swift, it was Walker who took center stage once again, shoving the Lions staff member out of frustration.
Walker was ejected for the second time this season following the shove, which begs an even bigger question: Out of all weeks to do something this silly, why this week?
Packers linebacker Quay Walker essentially slapped every athletic trainer in the face, including the Bills’ staff, after an emotional week.
We all know what happened this last Monday night. It was a night where Bills coach Sean McDermott paid the ultimate credit to his training staff for rushing to the aid of safety Damar Hamlin after his collapse on the field.
With Hamlin technically, medically dead on the field, the Bills training staff performed CPR in order to get his heart beating again.
If it wasn’t for the quick response by the Bills’ medical staff, who knows what would have happened to Hamlin in the following minutes. Because of men like Denny Kellington, professional athletes have a fighting chance when the unthinkable happens.
It was Kellington who saved the life of Hamlin that night. Not only did McDermott sing his praises, but John Brown even gave his touchdown ball to Kellington on Sunday after his score.
Walker’s antics were completely unacceptable and a slap in the face to all medical training staff across the league, but particularly a man like Kellington.
If it weren’t for training staff like this, athletes like Walker would be on their own during a panic-stricken moment like we all witnessed.
Since the incident, Walker did apologize via Twitter.