KC Chiefs player goes into cardiac arrest after seizure — and Harrison Butker steps up

KC Chiefs player goes into cardiac arrest after seizure — and Harrison Butker steps up


When Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson went into cardiac arrest after a seizure during a special teams meeting Thursday, kicker Harrison Butker stepped up.

Rick Burkholder, Chiefs vice president of sports medicine and performance, said Butker left the meeting to alert the team’s medical personnel of what was happening to Thompson, ESPN reported, adding that athletic trainers and a team doctor initially treated him until fire department personnel arrived.

‘He loves all of us. We’re a family. This is so much deeper than just football. We root for each other — and in a moment like that, you just have to call yourself to action. Harrison did that.’

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