Damar Hamlin responds as body double conspiracy theory emerges on Twitter

Damar Hamlin has seemingly responded to absurd speculation about returning to Highmark Stadium for the Bills’ Divisional Round game with the Bengals on Sunday.

The Bills’ safety was warmly welcomed by fans in the rematch with Cincinnati, which came 20 days after their Week 17 game was postponed and ultimately called off after Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field.

Hamlin, who watched the game from a private suite with his family, is the subject of bizarre rumors that it wasn’t really him at the game – although the Bills and the CBS show showed it at the stadium .

On Monday, Hamlin, 24, took to Twitter to share a photo of himself standing next to a mural of himself in his Bills uniform with his hands in a heart-shaped gesture.

“Clone,” he wrote in his tweet, adding a ninja emoji.

Damar Hamlin at Highmark Stadium for the Bills’ Divisional Round game with the Bengals on January 22, 2023.
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It’s unclear if Hamlin’s tweet was a direct response to reviews who questioned his presence and attitude at the game.

Before kickoff, the Bills’ Twitter account posted a video of Hamlin being escorted through the back halls of Highmark Stadium in a team security vehicle. He was seen wearing a balaclava with sunglasses and a face mask.

When CBS cameras showed him in the sequel, Hamlin was caught sideways standing and cheering alongside his 7-year-old brother, Damir Hamlin. A distinct, blurry angle obscured by snow captured Hamlin making his signature heart gesture with his hands.

The Pittsburgh native attended the game wearing a matching tracksuit with his “Chasing Millions” logo, which is the name of his charitable foundation which received millions in donations after his injury on Jan. 2.

Hamlin’s presence marked his first appearance in a Bills game after his cardiac arrest on the field in Cincinnati.

The second-year safety was released from a Buffalo hospital on January 11, after a week-long stay at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was in critical condition and on a ventilator.


Bills shields Damar Hamlin after a game against the Titans at Highmark Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
Bills shields Damar Hamlin after a game against the Titans at Highmark Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Hamlin, who is on injured reserve, has been spending time with his teammates at the Bills’ training facility as he continues his long road to recovery – which requires the use of oxygen and regular monitoring of his heart, according to his longtime friend and business partner, Jordon Rooney.

Hamlin’s doctors in Cincinnati said earlier this month that it was too early to determine if he would be able to play football again.

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