On a Horrific Night for Damar Hamlin and the NFL, ESPN Showed Humanity

From a story on theathletic.com by Richard Deitsch headlined “On a horrific night for Damar Hamlin and the NFL, ESPN showed humanity”:

Booger McFarland was about 20 minutes away from landing in Tampa on Tuesday morning when he was asked to reflect on one of the worst nights in NFL history. He was understandably exhausted, working on about four-and-a-half hours of sleep. As the plane neared his home city, the ESPN studio analyst said he was thinking about Bills safety Damar Hamlin and particularly Hamlin’s mother, Nina, who was in the Paycor Stadium crowd and had to process everything in front of her as a parent. Her son, as of this writing, is currently is in critical condition in a Cincinnati hospital after he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest on the field in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the Bengals.