Darius Fleming told himself not to stress, but R.E.M. cycles and family wouldn't allow it. First came the dream that he'd been drafted, which felt real enough until the former St. Rita and Notre Dame linebacker woke up from it Saturday, with no hope of returning to sleep.
So he worked out. He got a massage and some treatment. But then he couldn't go golfing. Thus he sat watching the NFL Draft with his grandmother, and picks trolled by without his
name ever appearing, and people kept you know, TALKING to him.