Darius Fleming says he did what anybody would do if they saw someone trapped inside a smoke-filled car — kicked in the window and helped that person to safety.
Fleming, a New England Patriots linebacker who cut his leg during the rescue operation last Thursday, says he then did what anyone who plays for Bill Belichick would do in such a situation — worry about how his coach would react to the injury.
“The first concern was, like, ‘Man, Bill's going to be [angry] about my leg,’ ” Fleming said Wednesday in the Patriots locker room. “I explained the story to him and he said, ‘That was pretty cool. I'm glad you were able to help her.’ ”