Garcia cautiously optimistic about gridiron return

Updated: June 12, 2008, 3:13 PM ET
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- He'd sold some pot. He'd broken into a few cars. Beaten up a few rival gang members, too. Juan Garcia had had some good times being bad. But it slowly dawned on him that two paths lay ahead. One ended in jail or worse. The other, according to vague whispers, twisted off toward a foggy place called opportunity.

Garcia isn't sure what changed inside him and persuaded him to reject the gang lifestyle before his junior year of high school, then provided the necessary drive ...

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