Siran Stacy Gives Emotional Sermon on Tragedy

OXFORD, Ala. (AP) - Siran Stacy struggled with depression, anger and his own shaken religious faith after his wife and four of his children were killed in a car accident.

Now, the former Alabama running back is urging others to keep the faith whatever the circumstances.

Stacy was the guest speaker at Oxford's Meadowbrook Baptist Church Sunday. He was driving his family home when a drunk driver
crossed an intersection and struck his car on November 19, 2007 near Dothan. The accident also killed 29-year-old Adam Wayman, the other car's driver.

Stacy and his 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, were seriously injured in the crash.

Pastor Gary Rivers said the church normally seats 400, but estimated the crowd at between 500 and 600 to hear Stacy.

Afterward, he shared hugs, signed autographs and prayed with many of the congregants for an hour and a half.

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