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Crossing the Line

Former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter is recovering from a devastating gambling addiction that resulted in him going to prison.

Updated: February 28, 2008, 1:41 PM ET
By Ben Houser | Special to ESPN.com

On a Sunday in April, the light streams brightly through the colorful stained-glass windows at Centerville Methodist church in Ohio. The pews are neat and tidy, the pastor is warm and friendly, and worship music plays throughout the church. It's a familiar setting in the church, familiar except for the man at the altar. The speaker, a man of vast infamy in the Buckeye State, can't be explained or categorized in a word, a phrase or a sentence. He has been called a golden boy, a friend, a phenom, ...

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