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Opinion: Who are the real winners in the NFL?

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Ryan Shazier was seriously injured in an NFL game. He has advice for Damar Hamlin

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been discharged from the hospital following his return home to Buffalo, N.Y., after suffering cardiac arrest and collapsing during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 2. Here, Hamlin is shown with his helmet off before playing the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL game on Sept. 8, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif. John McCoy/AP hide caption

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A video board at Levi's Stadium shows a message for Damar Hamlin during an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. Jed Jacobsohn/AP hide caption

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and has returned to Buffalo, doctors say. Here, Hamlin is shown prior to the start of the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Joshua Bessex/AP hide caption

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The 30-yard line at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo bears a stylized number 3 in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who remains hospitalized after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing during a game Monday night. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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An artist's portrait of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is displayed Thursday outside UC Medical Center, where the 24-year-old remains hospitalized. Joshua A. Bickel/AP hide caption

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Players look on Monday as Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills is treated by medical personnel at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images hide caption

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Crews clear snow from a parking lot near a sign showing support for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin outside Highmark Stadium on Wednesday in Orchard Park, N.Y. Joshua Bessex/AP hide caption

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Fans watch as Buffalo Bills football player Damar Hamlin leaves Cincinnati's Paycor Stadium in an ambulance on Monday night after experiencing a cardiac arrest during a game. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images hide caption

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, pictured after a game in January 2022, is in critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest Monday night. Adrian Kraus/AP hide caption

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Fans gather outside University of Cincinnati Medical Center, late Monday in Cincinnati, where the Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin was taken after collapsing on the field during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jeff Dean/AP hide caption

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