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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Show Support For Bills Safety Damar Hamlin

Seahawks players sent well wishes to Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday night’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Buffalo Bills team gathers in a huddle to say a prayer after an injury during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Aaron Doster/NFL)

Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, January 3 — about your Seattle Seahawks 

With respect to the events of Monday night's game between the Bills and Bengals, today's round-up is dedicated to supporting Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest during the game.

The second-year selection out of Pitt made a tackle on Bengals wideout Tee Higgins before collapsing on the turf. Hamlin's heartbeat was restored on the field before being rushed to a nearby University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The team disclosed in a statement that Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field and is in critical condition. Through an evening filled with emotions running high and plenty of questions, current and former players, coaches and fans spread sentiments of hope and words of encouragement on social media.

After playing four games as a rookie, Hamlin has emerged as a prominent figure in the Bills secondary, playing in 15 games alongside childhood friend and fellow Pittsburgh native cornerback Dane Jackson.

Throughout the evening, a flood of heartfelt tweets were sent out by Seahawks players - some personally close to Hamlin in this brotherhood we call football.

In addition to the outpour of Bengals and Bills fans who camped outside of the hospital and the well wishes, Hamlin's charitable cause of choice received a hefty boost in support. 

In 2020, the McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania native created a toy drive for kids in his hometown. Ascending from a student-athlete to a pro didn't deter Hamlin from continuing to give back. A $2,500 goal set for the charitable cause on GoFundMe is nearing $4,000,000 less than 24 hours after Hamlin's collapse.

Early Tuesday morning, the Hamlin family released a statement to the public, thanking the Bills and Bengals organizations, the UC Hospital staff and the football world for the immense empathy and compassion they've experienced since this unfortunate incident. While details continue to come, the league's franchises continue to show that it is indeed more than a game - and that a jersey isn't more valuable than the person adorning it.

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Prayers up and well wishes to Damar Hamlin and the Buffalo Bills, from the Seattle Seahawks family.

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