Former Broncos Lineman Turns From Drugs to Faith

DENVER (AP) - Matt Lepsis says God heard his desperate cry. One year ago, Lepsis was making millions of dollars playing football when he locked himself in a closet and screamed for help: Please, God, help me kick this drug habit.

The Denver Broncos left tackle, who called it quits after last season and enrolled in seminary, admits he was high on drugs for the first six games of his final season.

The drug habit now gone, Lepsis is taking classes at Dallas Theological Seminary, learning Greek and taking an introduction to theology course.

The offensive lineman had nearly $9 million left on his contract over two years. But he walked away, convinced that God had called him in a new direction.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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