Behind the scene in 'Draft Day'

From boredom to euphoria, ESPN writer dishes on his brief foray into acting

Originally Published: April 7, 2014
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN.com

Hollywood already had started to nip at my dreams by the time they sat me next to Denis Leary. It wasn't supposed to be this way. A few weeks earlier, the studio's PR wing emailed me and a few others offering a chance to play ourselves -- reporters -- in "Draft Day," a romantic drama about the Cleveland Browns. I was led to believe -- or to hope -- that it could be a speaking scene. My job in the scene would be to chase down Sonny Weaver Jr., the fictional general manager of the Browns played ...

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