A Patriots Linebacker Played Hero Just Days Before His Playoff Game

Don’t ever say there aren’t any good Samaritans left in the NFL. New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming has been with the Patriots since 2014, and he recorded just two tackles during New England’s 27-20 win over the Kansas City to clinch a trip to the AFC Title game.

While Fleming didn’t play a leading role in the win over the Chiefs, last Thursday evening he did play a prominent role in saving a woman from the scene of her own car crash.

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported that Fleming saw a three-car crash near Gillette Stadium last Thursday night. He saw some smoke, and helped pull a female driver out of the car.

ESPN’s Michele Steele obtained more information about the crash from the Walpole Police Department. The report states that there was no actual fire involved in the crash, but an airbag was deployed, which caused the appearance of smoke. According to police, Fleming kicked in the woman’s window and pulled her out of the car. Consequently, he was referred to as a “Good Samaritan” in the report, too.

Additionally, Volin reports that Fleming played with 22 stitches in his leg against Kansas City on Saturday night from kicking the woman’s car window in.

Hopefully, Fleming can get those stitches out before he faces Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Sunday afternoon. They’ll have no problem running over a “good Samaritan” if it means a berth in the Super Bowl.