Steve McNair apparently has been killed in a murder/suicide.
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Steve McNair apparently has been killed in a murder/suicide.
He was a fine NFL QB. No matter what happened here (murder/suicide that article said?) thoughts and prayers to his family.
I'm assuming the murder/suicide means that someone killed him, then committed suicide. Just assuming though. Either way it's too bad.
it's not going to bring him back to life, but I would feel better about Steve McNair knowing he wasn't part of some sort of pact. Either way, like you said, it's a shame.
The rumor is that McNair killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself, but that is unconfirmed right now. Regardless, this is some unbelievably tragic news.
Now they're saying it wasn't his wife. I'm just going to wait until the whole story is out.
A guy and his wife shot to death is one storyline, but a guy and a woman NOT his wife found shot to death opens up a totally different storyline.
the video online on:
Now that would be crazy. It never seemed like he was like that.
They never said that lady was his wife and that he fired the gun. Don't make crap up.
Wow! He was a very good Qb. That's sad.
As one of the (relatively) few M alumni from the great and distant land of Tennessee, I offer my condolences to his family. McNair remained a local hero in Nashville long after he departed from the Titans, and much of the city is already mourning is passing.
that is crazy... I used to live in Nashville in the late 90s and I know that area...its not a hugely safe town, but is pretty safe downtown...occaisionally there is a murder down there but its rare... it will be interesting to hear details as they come out on this.
Condolences to his entire family.
I just skimmed your blog and it is a good one. Some good research on there.
It doesn't say anywhere that they're thinking murder/suicide. I certainly hope it didn't happen like that.
The story was from a Tennessee newspaper, and has changed a lot since it first came out. I'm not sure if it's still the same or not.
How do I get rated down for asking about a source? That's a little retarded.
Maybe they don't like your hairdo?
Kind of tragic and sad. McNair was a good QB and still very young. This is very surprising and I can't believe that this summer has been the celebrity death marathon. Just crazy.
I can't recall more famous people dying within such a short span of time. What's even more tragic is the number of people who die every day and we could give a crap less. In light of this, I think we could all use a little re-evaluation of our priorities.
Horrible. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
McNair was one of my favorite QBs. I was sad to see him retire but I understood. To see him pass away in the prime of his life is completely unexpected and a crying shame. I really just want to hear to whole story when things calm down.
very sad, rip
He was only 36... sad news
Just saw a press conference on CNN held by Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron, and he confirmed the following details:
-McNair was found slumped over on the living room couch with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
-There was a female (identified as Sahel Kazemi) lying on the floor nearby, with one gunshot wound to the head. A pistol was found close to her body.
-The female had been arrested for DUI this past Thursday while driving an SUV that was registered to McNair.
-Aaron said that the police are not actively seeking any suspects and do not think that McNair's wife, who is currently in Mississippi, was involved.
Murder-suicide was never mentioned in the press conference, but based on the information above, it doesn't seem too big a stretch to assume that's what happened. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
I just hope the family makes it through this incident with as little a spotlight as possible. Because from the information you just provided it sounds like the Sahel woman may have shot him multiple times and then turned the gun on herself. And my obvious assumption is to think that her motivation had something to do with some twisted lovers quarrel.
He was one of my favorites slinging the pig skin. He'll be missed.
I was just watching the tigers game and then all of the sudden a scroll bar said that he was shot to death. This is very shocking.
sad day for his family and the Titans community.
sad day for all. he was one of the classiest guys in the league. his character, demeanor, and style of play were a refreshing departure from the TOs and ocho cincos of the league.
You were awesome to watch play! Thanks for making the sport that we all love that much better and beautiful....RIP.
This news is shocking. I think out of all the deaths that have happened this past week, this one is affecting me the most. I don't know why - maybe it's because I love football and felt that I, a casual fan, some how "knew" this man. That obviously isn't the case, but since football is one of my top loves, I read everything about everything and never was there a horrible word uttered about this man. I loved the stories about how him and Favre helped out all the Katrina victims and how classy he handled his Titans' "dismissal." I remember the SuperBowl where he carried the Titans on that final drive and thought to myself - holy crap - this man is amazing.
On a day we celebrate independence (even though it's July 5th as I type this) we now will also remember a man for his toughness and his character. For all the bad things that we hear about the NFL players and how they act, Steve was always one of the bright lights. He will be forever missed. I'm not a Titans/Alcorn St. fan - I am a football fan and today is a sad day indeed.
IMHE as a Baltimore Raven's fan this is sad for me... mostly because I loved watching him during the ravens 13-3 season, truly was a baller, not so much the following,season, but that's besides the point. He just played the game like the way it was supposed to be played, all out no regrets. In on realness I'll miss him more than Michael Jackson, because I never really was an MJ fan and that season was a lot of fun, and I used to work valet for Ship's Cafe in my hometown and got to park his sick 2009 benz in august 2008.
Steve "Air" McNair
Rest in Peace
Pretty Tragic. Quite a run of passings we've had lately.
was probably one of the most memorable sporting events I watched. McNair never had the prettiest mechanics and was never your prototypical pocket passer but always seemed to get the job done. He always seemed to be injured in some way but never missed games. Played through broken ribs, strained muscles, broken fingers, etc it did not matter. He was laways out there and playing great. He carried the Titans for years and even in the later days of his career he carried the Ravens.
The NFL has lost a great player and role model.
This was really unfortunate and the NFL truly lost one if its class acts. I also don't think I'll ever forget that Superbowl, probably one of the most exciting finishes in sports.
vio con dios, Steve.
Truly tragic news. Condolences to the McNair family.
This is very strange how many famous people have died lately. Would it be in bad taste to ask who everyone thinks is going to be next??
...so it's a good thing you didn't ask.
I can see my points dropping already........
I've seen a couple more links to stories about McNair's death, and people keep saying stuff like, "He was a great member of society."
It looks more and more like this 20-year-old girl was his mistress.
Greag members of society probably shouldn't cheat on their wives. I'm not saying McNair deserved to die or anything of the sort. I just hate revisionist history. If a guy gets killed when he's cheating on his wife, I don't think a steady stream of compliments is the way to go.
FDR died in the presence of his mistress, didn't he? Maybe not the least polarizing example. . .But, I think McNair was well-respected before his death, and the articles about what a great person he was are just people dealing with his death in whatever ways they can. They're all shocked about it, and they're just trying to put everything into words.
Then I would submit that they weren't great members of society (IMO, anyway).
There's a distinction to be made between being good/being great. (e.g. Jefferson was certainly great; Good? Not so much...)
I think a lot of moral/political philosophers would also make the distinction between obligations under public conceptions of justice (i.e. what sort of member of society you are) and obligations under various comprehensive moral schemes (i.e. what sort of person you are, according to Magnus or anyone else).
All that said, cheating on your wife is shitty.
Yesterday, my wife says,"Do you know who Steve McNair is?..." I was shocked as well. To find out that it was a 20 year old young woman in an appartment that McNair pays for was also a shock. I heard that he bought the car they got a DUI in as well, and that McNair was in the car when she got pulled over. It's registered in both their names. I would bet that he came over to tell her that he had to stop seeing her and she new it was coming. Sounds like a crazy, crazy beeeotch to me.
I am very sorry for his family, and friends. He was the definition of a warrior. Do you remember in the Superbowl mentioned above when Madden looked at all the injuries/surgeries McNair had? I wish I remembered the number, but it was unbelievable. He had a knack for making plays, and when you think about Titans/Oiler history - Warren Moon & Steve McNair were the two best ever. I still believe that he was a good guy at heart, and he will be missed.
Michelle Mcnair aka Mechelle Mcnair is the wife of Steve McNair who was a former Tennessee Titans quarterback and who died today. People are mourning as they heard the news about McNair death. In the aftermath of tragedy, a lot of people like to pick up on details, like what is going to happen to Steve McNair's sons. Steve McNair Jr. is a heavily recruited high school prospect. Although speculation about family affairs of families that are not our own, there are still heavy internet searches for Sahel Kazemi pictures and a Michelle McNair picture or Mechelle McNair picture, depending on what spelling you use, and some people are putting money into coverage of the incident. There's no crystal ball you can buy, that will reveal the future of Steve McNair's sons.