Darren was at the top of his career as an agent for athletes and celebrities like Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Magic Johnson.
However, he was hiding a secret.
Darren was in the throes of a severe opioid addiction.
Everything started when he was 14 years old at sleep away camp. Darren had been experiencing severe stomach pain, and the nurse gave him a liquid green substance that turned out to be Demerol. He lied about his stomach pain and returned to the nurse every night for more.
Darren would continue to chase the freedom and comfort that opiates gave him for the next 24 years.
His addiction came to a head around the time that he helped coordinate the reconciliation between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, two of history’s most iconic athletes.
Darren was instrumental in bringing these two nemeses together, yet minutes earlier he was snorting pain killers in his hotel bathroom.
After an overdose in the early 2000’s Darren started looking for help which lead him to a 12 Step program.
Today Darren is 11 years sober.
He is the author of the best selling book, “Aiming High” and continues to represent some of the biggest names in sports.