Missouri: 25-Year-Old Pro Eggballer Goes Into Cardiac Arrest During Team Meeting

It’s been known for a while now – like, at least two years – that professional athletes are some of the least healthy people in the world.

The people who stay healthy stay on the sofa, they eat hot chip, they play they phone. No have problem.


Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman BJ Thompson is “awake and responsive” after suffering a seizure and cardiac arrest in a team meeting.

Thompson, 25, was taken to hospital on Thursday following a Chiefs meeting.

“He’s headed in the absolute right direction,” said Rick Burkholder, the Chiefs’ vice president of sports medicine and performance on Friday.

“Our players, our security staff, everybody involved, coaches and staff, they were phenomenal in handling the crisis.”

The Chiefs cancelled a scheduled practice session after the medical emergency, with head coach Andy Reid and players delaying media sessions until Friday.

Thompson, selected in the fifth round of last year’s NFL Draft, played in one game for the Super Bowl winners last season.

This guy only made it to the NFL in 2023, but before that he played football at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

They didn’t have a vaccine mandate, but they did say they had a high vaccination rate among staff and players in August 2021.