Los Angeles Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield and his wife, Emily, were two of many people impacted by what happened to Damar Hamlin this week.
During a Monday night showdown between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. He had to have 10 minutes of CPR performed on him before he was rushed to a local hospital.
If not for the quick thinking of one Bills member, who knows what might have happened.
Emily was so moved by everything that transpired this past week that she sent out an emotional message about it on social media.
Emily has been a mainstay in the headlines all year. Between her wild date night photos, memorable outfits to Baker’s games and strong reaction to him joining the Rams – she has been a permanent fixture in the news cycle.
In that respect, it is unsurprising that Emily also had a strong take on the Hamlin situation.
In a lot of ways, this past week showed the true colors of many in the sports world
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s classy gesture is a perfect example. Same with ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky’s memorable segment. Ditto for Green Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ kind words.
On the other side of the spectrum are people like Fox Sports broadcaster Skip Bayless. His reaction to Hamlin’s health scare irked an entire nation and may cost him his show.
Similarly an ESPN commentator is facing calls for termination over his take on the Hamlin situation.
Damar Hamlin’s 3-word question after waking up. https://t.co/FjYMdTrgiv
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 5, 2023
Emily’s kind-hearted and poignant words on the topic will join the likes of Burrow’s, Orlovsky’s and Rodgers’.
Obviously Baker and Emily Mayfield aren’t the most beloved couple in the NFL, but both seem to be genuinely good people.
Situations like this really reveal people’s true colors, and Emily showed hers this past week.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.