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Gazette Premium Content Former Broncos QB who died had suffered health woes

Staff reports Updated: January 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

PHOENIX — Police say a 39-year-old assistant football coach at Northern Arizona University who died Saturday had suffered from pre-existing health conditions.

But Phoenix police spokesman Trent Crump says Sunday that police department policy prohibits him from releasing details of Jeff Lewis's medical history.

Foul play isn't suspected in Lewis' death.

Authorities say they received a call Saturday morning that Lewis had stopped breathing.

He was later pronounced dead.

Crump says the case is now being handled by the medical examiner's office.

Lewis spent the 1996-98 seasons with the Broncos, earning a Super Bowl XXXII title with the team.

He also spent time with the Carolina Panthers (1999-2001) and the New Orleans Saints (2001-02).

Lewis was Northern Arizona's wide receivers coach.

As a player at the school from 1992-95, Lewis completed 785 of 1,315 passes for 9,639 yards and 67 touchdowns.

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