Josh Allen shuts down Damar Hamlin conspiracy theories

Josh Allen shuts down Damar Hamlin conspiracy theories

Josh Allen received’t tolerate “silly” conspiracy theories about Damar Hamlin.

The Payments quarterback shut down hypothesis that Hamlin didn’t truly attend their Divisional Spherical playoff recreation towards the Bengals at Highmark Stadium on Sunday following weird rumors {that a} physique double posed as Hamlin.

“Yeah, that’s silly,” Allen stated throughout an look on the “Kyle Brandt’s Basement” podcast on Tuesday. “…One, that’s Damar’s swag… he likes carrying that. Two, he was within the locker room with us pregame.

“So sure that was Damar. There’s completely zero likelihood, there may be completely zero likelihood. He’s Damar Hamlin. That’s our man. That’s our brother. He was with us — pregame, postgame. He was up within the suite along with his household, his little brother, one hundred pc. So folks must cease that s–t.”


Bills quarterback Josh Allen on the “Kyle Brandt’s Basement” podcast on Jan. 24, 2023.
Payments quarterback Josh Allen on the “Kyle Brandt’s Basement” podcast on Jan. 24, 2023.
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Allen was visibly pissed off by hypothesis round Hamlin’s return to Highmark Stadium, practically three weeks after the Payments security suffered cardiac arrest on the sphere in Week 18 towards the Bengals.

Some folks ran with conspiracy theories that it was not Hamlin who was featured on the CBS broadcast and in videos on the Bills’ Twitter account as a result of 24-year-old’s face being lined with sun shades, a hood and a masks.

Critics additionally famous that Hamlin’s face was not seen in a grainy snow-covered digital camera shot by CBS that confirmed him making his signature heart-shape image along with his fingers.

Hamlin confirmed as much as the sport in a purple, white and blue puffer jacket and a sweatsuit along with his “Chasing Thousands and thousands” brand on it — which is the identify of his charity basis that obtained thousands and thousands in donations after his harm on Jan. 2.

Hamlin joined his household, together with his mom and 7-year-old brother Damir Hamlin, in a personal suite to observe the sport after he was escorted to the again hallways of the stadium in a staff safety automobile.

“Grateful for all of the GENUINE love, ideas & prayers from all the world over.. y’all will hear from me quickly!” Hamlin tweeted Tuesday.

That got here after Hamlin seemingly responded to the scenario on Monday, when he took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself along with his hood on whereas standing alongside a mural of himself with the caption, “Clone.”


Bills safety Damar Hamlin before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium on Aug. 28, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York.
Payments security Damar Hamlin earlier than a recreation towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium on Aug. 28, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Hamlin was discharged from a Buffalo hospital on Jan. 11, following a week-long keep on the College of Cincinnati Medical Heart, the place he was in crucial situation and on a ventilator.

The second-year security, who’s on injured reserve, has a protracted highway to restoration. Hamlin requires the usage of oxygen and having his coronary heart monitored recurrently, based on his longtime pal and enterprise companion, Jordon Rooney.