Breaks Down In Tears Honoring Bills Staffers
… At ESPYs
7/12/2023 7:forty eight PM PT
The 25-yr-dilapidated safety took the stage and became once visibly emotional as a video tribute played for the star-studded crowd in attendance … with Hamlin detailing his commotio cordis incident in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Evening Football.
“I did now not wake up that morning in January pondering that I’d need somebody to put my lifestyles that day,” Hamlin said in the clip, “and I doubt the coaching workers belief that they would maybe have to shield out what they did both.”
“That, as worthy because the rest, is what I took away from what happened to me 6 1/2 months previously … that any of us, at any given time, are able to doing one thing as implausible as saving a lifestyles, and living a lifestyles in provider of others.”
After the video, the target audience gave Hamlin a standing ovation as he welcomed the staffers on stage to easily gain the award, which is given to sports figures who served others luxuriate in Tillman, who died while deployed in Afghanistan in 2004.
Hamlin shared a hug with several staffers for a piece of before head coach Nate Breske gave a touching speech.
“Damar, at the start, thanks for staying alive, brother,” Breske said. “Severely, we are so honored to be standing up right here with this form of worthy and intrepid human being.”
Hamlin has since been cleared to return to soccer … and he has rejoined his teammates in most up-to-date practices.