Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen debunked the insane conspiracy theory that there was a Damar Hamlin body double at the AFC divisional playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Yeah, that’s stupid,” Allen said … before adding, “There’s absolutely zero chance. That’s the Damar Hamlin. That’s our guy. That’s our brother.”
.@JoshAllenQB reacts to the “Damar Hamlin body double” conspiracy theory.
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What Happened To Damar Hamlin?
Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati on Jan. 2. CPR and AED were quickly administered before he was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. Hamlin has been recovering at home since being discharged and he spent time with his Bills teammates in the locker room pregame and was in a suite during the game. There were multiple cutaways during the broadcast to Hamlin.
Like everything in this country, Hamlin’s near-fatal incident has been politicized and turned into something other than what it was.
There are people out there who are pushing the insane theory that Hamlin actually died on the field and it was a result of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. And in order to push some agenda, they say Hamlin couldn’t be alive, so the person at the Bills game on Sunday was a body double. Believers in this theory point to the fact that Hamlin was wearing a hat and a cover over his face as some kind of proof.
Damar Hamlin Body Double At The Game?
“One, that’s Damar’s swag — he likes wearing that,” Allen said. “Two, he was in the locker room with us pregame, so yes, that was Damar.”
All of this ridiculous tin-foil hat, heavy mouth-breathing bile, is distracting from the fact that a 24-year-old was near death as a result of playing football. This isn’t some random isolated incident. Football is a violent game that leads to all sorts of negative health outcomes, including premature death.
Not to mention Hamlin’s life was saved because he received the best emergency and medical care, on the field and in the hospital. What if he had been a regular citizen that went into cardiac arrest on his neighborhood sidewalk? How long before an ambulance would’ve arrived? Would there be anyone nearby trained in CPR and the use of an AED?
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the U.S. health care system as it relates to administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes. But sure, go on ahead and believe in body doubles and a vaccine agenda.
On the field, unfortunately for Hamlin and the Bills, they lost the game to the Bengals on Sunday and their dream of a Super Bowl run ended.
The second-year safety, who is on injured reserve, has a long road to recovery. Hamlin requires the use of oxygen and has his heart monitored regularly, according to his longtime friend and business partner, Jordon Rooney.
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The Bills guaranteed Hamlin’s four year $3.6 million deal following the incident in an arrangement with the NFL Player’s Association. Given that long road to recovery, that’s not a lot of money. It will be interesting to see how the Bills and the league continue, if at all, to support Hamlin.