Players lean on their women at NFL draft

Updated: April 27, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill

NEW YORK -- The party ended here, in a back table at the InterContinental Hotel bar, over cocktails with skinny straws. It was past midnight on Friday morning. Out in the lobby, Robert Griffin III was still shaking hands, aglow over being picked No. 2 in the NFL draft.

Inside the bar, the mood wasn't as festive. Michelle Fleener sat with her daughter Briana and a couple of well-dressed sports agents. Sometime in the next few hours, Fleener had to figure out what she would wear Friday. ...

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