Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was the first to arrive at the hospital to be there for teammate Damar Hamlin, but a police officer was not going to let him in, according to Coley Harvey of ESPN.
Harvey reported that he had to “vouch” for Diggs so that the cop would let him inside the hospital.
“I actually walked with him [Stefon Diggs] towards the medical center. I can only go so far,” Harvey said. “He got to a cop and the cop initially was not going to let him in, but he said, ‘This is my teammate, I have to be here for my teammate. This is so frustrating right now. We just want to know what the news is on our guy.’
“And the cop just basically kind of let him go at that point. I actually had to vouch for him and explain exactly who he was.”
Hamlin, 24, was hospitalized after a brutal collision with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins during Monday Night Football. The game was suspended and postponed to a later date not yet announced.
Stefon Diggs took an Uber to hospital
Diggs, 29, was one of the first to shower after the incident and reportedly took an Uber to the hospital, refusing to wait for team transportation.
The Bills wide receiver lost his father at an early age and has previously stated how he had to step into a head of household role.
That same leadership is evident in moments such as these, where he sets the tone in the locker room.
Hamlin remains hospitalized, reportedly intubated and in critical condition, though his vitals are “back to normal.”