ST LOUIS - Big Al Ogletree has a story about a pile of manure. If you let someone lead you through it once, it's a mistake. But follow that person through it again, and you chose to get that mess on the bottom of your shoes.
"Now, you have to choose," Big Al Ogletree said. "Do I want to go this way? Or do I want to go that way?"
The father of the St. Louis Rams' second pick in the 2013 NFL Draft sat in the front row of his son's introductory press conference on Friday. His handheld video recorder captured the scene as Alec Ogletree, a sensational linebacker from Georgia, told a room full of cameras how happy and grateful he is that the Rams deemed him worthy of the first round's 30th pick.
"It was very exciting, yesterday, to even be a part of the Draft this year," Alec Ogletree said. "I really want to thank the Rams organization for taking a chance on me."
A night before, the player who could have been Top-15 selection had...