Bills’ Damar Hamlin responds to ‘clone’ rumors after playoff appearance

Bills’ Damar Hamlin responds to ‘clone’ rumors after playoff appearance

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has responded after rumors on social media questioned whether he actually attended Buffalo’s playoff game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

For the first time since suffer a cardiac arrest on the field and requiring CPR, Hamlin attended a game at Highmark Stadium.

Soccer: A Buffalo Bills fan holds a poster of Damar Hamlin (3) versus the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium.  Buffalo, NY 1/8/2023

Soccer: A Buffalo Bills fan holds a poster of Damar Hamlin (3) versus the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium. Buffalo, NY 1/8/2023
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He was seen being driven to the police station in a cart Team dressing room Ahead of the game and the CBS broadcast, Hamlin showed in a suite cheering for his team and acknowledging the crowd throughout the game.

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Most of Hamlin’s face was covered in the videos from the game, with the broadcast never getting a clear shot of Hamlin, leading some to speculate it wasn’t really him.

The second-grader enjoyed the rumors on Monday.

Hamlin thanked his supporters on Tuesday and said they would be hearing from him soon.

“Grateful for all the REAL love, thoughts and prayers from around the world…you’ll be hearing from me soon!” Hamlin posted on Twitter.

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While Hamlin didn’t get on the field during Buffalo’s 27-10 Loss to CincinnatiBefore the game, he visited his teammates in the dressing room.

Buffalo Bills fans hold a picture of Damar Hamlin (3) during the game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium.  Buffalo.

Buffalo Bills fans hold a picture of Damar Hamlin (3) during the game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium. Buffalo.
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“I think his presence alone speaks volumes,” center Mitch Morse said, according to ESPN. “…He’s not a big rah-rah guy, and I’m sure at some point he gets a little jaded by people asking him how he’s doing or being put in a position he didn’t ask for.

“Just his presence, his smile, his positive energy he always had always brings energy and good vibes to the group. It was really good to see him. I’m really happy for the fans, the audience, for him to be able to go there and he’s worked very hard to get into the position he’s in right now.”

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FILE - Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (31) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Monday, October 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.

FILE – Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin (31) is shown before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Monday, October 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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While Hamlin has shown remarkable improvement since then fall on the field as of January 2, he is still facing a lengthy recovery, according to The Associated Press.

“Damar still requires oxygen and has his heart monitored regularly to make sure there aren’t any setbacks or after-effects,” said Jordan Rooney, Hamlin’s marketing representative. “Although he can visit the team’s facility, Damar is unable to travel often and needs extra rest to help his body heal.”

Fox News’ Elizabeth Pritchett contributed to this report

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