Bills Stefon Diggs immediately left the stadium on Monday night to be by his teammate’s side.
On Monday night, the Bills DB scarily collapsed on the field and needed to be given CPR before being taken to the hospital.
Bills safety Damar Hamlin was taken off the field in an ambulance after receiving treatment for over 10 minutes.
CPR was administered to Hamlin after he collapsed early in the game. He appeared to be receiving oxygen as he was placed in the ambulance. https://t.co/7VR8hm1lx2
— ESPN (@espn) January 3, 2023
After the game was postponed, Diggs showed up to the hospital to be by Hamlin’s side. Police didn’t recognize Diggs and stopped him before an ESPN reporter told them who he was.
Incredible scene plays out on ESPN. Bills WR Stefon Diggs walking towards the UC Medical Center to go try to see Damar Hamlin. ESPN reporter @ColeyHarvey explains Diggs was initially stopped by a cop, who let him go in after he explained who he was. Harvey had to vouch for Diggs
— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) January 3, 2023
As an emotional Stefon Diggs told me: “This is all so messed up … we just had to be here for our teammate.” Diggs desperately was trying to tell the officer that he was Hamlin’s teammate and needed to be inside. https://t.co/4MX7suNZtG
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) January 3, 2023
Here’s video of Harvey’s report on Digg’s interaction with police at the hospital.
"This is my teammate, I have to be here for my teammate." ❤
Stefon Diggs' reply to a cop who initially did not want to allow him in the hospital to be there for Damar Hamlin.pic.twitter.com/ZMT38d5lpx
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 3, 2023