ESPN on-air personality Bart Scott appeared on “First Take” on Tuesday and came under fire for comments about the events that transpired on “Monday Night Football” between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
During the first quarter of Monday night’s game, Bills defender Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle and was transported to a local hospital, with the game being postponed. The NFL announced the game won’t be resumed this week.
On the program, Scott attempted to position Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins’ actions as a ball-carrier as a football move the NFL wants to cut down on for the sake of player safety.
The description was inaccurate at best and earned widespread backlash, especially because the play was a routine-looking one with no major infractions. Here’s a look at Scott’s comments and the fallout.