NFL world reacts to Joe Burrow leading Bengals team to Bills’ locker room amid suspension

In the midst of the uproar over Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin’s terrifying fatal injury, the NFL witnessed a kind act by Cincinnati Bengals’ 26-year-old quarterback Joe Burrow.

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Burrow, Karras, and Mixon just walked through the tunnel. Heading in direction of the Bills’ locker room, but not sure what they’re doing or where they’re going. (credit: Twitter)

The game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills was temporarily suspended due to the horrific injury to the visiting team’s 24-year-old defender, Damar Hamilton. It was later postponed. During that uncertain period, the hosts’ QB Joe Burrow showed a class act that was praised by everyone.

What did Joe Burrow do?

During the suspension, Joe gathered his captains, Ted Karras and Joe Mixon, to suggest that Damar’s teammates be checked on in their locker room. Later, he led them to the locker room and shared his compassion and affinity.

How was the fans’ reaction toward Joe Burrow?

The generosity was heavily praised by the fans and reporters. The Bills players also felt the warmth and appreciated the act.

Cal Adomitis, a former teammate of Hamlin, wasn’t surprised by the Heisman Trophy winner’s sportsmanship. He said, “Even though he was a dude who had 8 billion offers coming out of high school and I was just fighting to get on the field, he always treated me with respect… No matter what your role on the team was, he treated you with the same dignity.”

Later, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor also visited Damar Hamlin in the hospital.

Joe Burrow was included in the 2020 NFL draft and picked first overall by the Bengals. Previously, he played for Ohio State and LSU Tigers at the college level.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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