Ever since the night Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on Monday Night Football, the world has had plenty of reactions and opinions, and for the most part, they have all been extremely positive.
The one opinion, though, that has got to end, is the idea that Hamlin actually died on the field and the NFL used a body double in last week’s playoff game to show Hamlin on camera during the matchup with Cincinnati.
Yes, this is a real opinion formed by real people who believed the NFL would go out of their way to perform a publicity stunt over someone’s apparent death.
What’s absurd and, honestly pathetic, is the fact that Hamlin’s teammates even had to go to bat for him in squashing these hilarious rumors.
Quarterback Josh Allen appeared on Kyle Brandt’s podcast a couple of days ago and was asked about the Hamlin conspiracy theory, and of course he tried to put it to rest.
As if Allen’s comments weren’t enough, the man himself put together a special video thanking the world for their support during the most difficult time in his life.
A good five minutes of Hamlin should be enough to finally bury one of the most ludicrous, off-base conspiracy theories we’ve ever seen, right?
Let’s sure hope so.
In his video, Hamlin thanks countless people for their support during his recovery. The most impressive part about Hamlin’s video, that showed the most class, was when he listed so many individuals by name.
Whether it was a doctor, trainer, nurse, staff member, or someone else close to him during his recovery, Hamlin listed dozens of names and thanked them all one by one.
He also went on to talk about his foundation, which he’s been passionate about even before his start in the NFL. Maybe the best thing to come out of this situation is Hamlin’s ability to impact even more kids down the line because of so many people donating and supporting the cause.
As humans, we’ve been able to take an unimaginable, tragic situation and use it for good. Hamlin is living proof that adversity is an opportunity. He is making the most of it, and that’s admirable.