Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) catches a pass along the sideline in the fourth quarter during a Week 15 NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The Cincinnati Bengals won, 34-23. The Cincinnati Bengals improved to 10-4 on the season. Nfl Cincinnati Bengals At Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dec 18 0284

The Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals was stopped and eventually suspended after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed to the ground following a collision with Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins.

Hamlin was unable to breathe on his own after the play and was issued CPR and AED by medical staff before being rushed to the University of Cincinnati hospital for treatment.

While there are conflicting reports about whether or not the NFL asked the players to restart the game, that didn’t happen. Regardless, the league received tons of backlash for their lack of speed in making a decision and the possibility that they considered playing anyway.

Meanwhile, the NFL world rallied around not only Hamlin but also Higgins. It’s hard to imagine how the Bengals wide receiver must be feeling after what appeared to be a fairly normal football play.

While he waits for word on Hamlin’s condition, Higgins took to Twitter to offer his thoughts and support for him.

My prayers and thoughts go out to [Damar Hamlin], the Hamlin Family. I’m praying that you pull through bro,” wrote Higgins.

A bittersweet side to the tragic evening is that not only is Hamlin’s fundraiser getting tons of money but so is Higgin’s.

[Tee Higgins]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to