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Darius Fleming rescues woman from burning car before playing for Patriots vs Chiefs

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Jamie Foxx hit the headlines yesterday after it was revealed that the award-winning actor braved fire to pull a man out of a burning wreck.

But the 'Ray' and 'Collateral' star isn't the only famous name who played the saviour over the past few days.

This is after it was revealed that New England Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming played with 22 stitches in his right leg during the team’s game against the Chiefs after saving a woman a burning car.


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Fleming didn't have a huge impact against the Chiefs on Saturday, registering just one assisted tackle as the Patriots stormed through to the AFC Championship game, but that can be excused after his off-field heroics.

The 26-year-old suffered the huge gash to his leg after kicking through a window in order to get to the trapped woman.

“Darius was really quiet about it, but once the team got a hold of it, the guys on the team, we forced him to give a speech and everything,” Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty said about the incident.

The details of the incident are played down by Fleming, but he still deserves props for his actions.

“He explained it was very simple: He saw a woman’s car that looked like it was smoking, and he just jumped out of his car. He’ll admit there was probably an easier solution, but I think it was nice and dramatic — kicked the window in and pulled her out.”

St. Rita High School - Fleming's alma mater - first brought attention to the issue when they posted about the heroic act.

The Patriots will be hoping that Fleming's leg will be fully healed by the time they take the field against the Denver Broncos for the chance to make their second Super Bowl in a row. 

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