One of the most physically demanding and brutal sports in this country is football, and this year that became abundantly clear when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin almost lost his life on the gridiron during a game.
The sports world came to a halt when Hamlin collapsed during a Bills game, with the then-23-year-old motionless on the football field and looking as if he was never going to get up.
Fortunately, after one of the scariest moments in NFL history, Hamlin was able to make a full recovery in the hospital.
Hamlin has since become an inspirational figure and recently paid a visit to the White House to speak with President Biden.
The Bills safety was incredibly grateful for the time with President Biden and took to Twitter to show his gratitude by replying to his tweet about the team getting to talk.
It was a pleasure & an honor meeting you today. I know your time is precious and I wouldn’t waste a second of it! Our conversations were valuable.. 🏾 #UncleJoe https://t.co/Oy7KR3Lk9E
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) March 30, 2023
Player safety in the NFL, along with all other sports in this country, became a significant concern following what happened to Hamlin on the football field.
It’ll be interesting to see what changes may come in the near future in the NFL as a result of this on-the-field incident and whether Hamlin decides to continue his football career.
With football being as brutal as it is, even with all the rules to protect players these days, it is pretty surprising that this hasn’t happened more often.
Hopefully, Hamlin continues to advocate for player safety as well as spread his message to those that need to hear it.NEXT: Fans React To Today's DeAndre Hopkins, Bills Report