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Former NFL quarterback Steve Mcnair, found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in his girlfriend’s condominium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee!
Tragically, Mcnair’s girlfriend was also a victim of the shooting. She died of a single head shot. The police are investigating the accident. It’s too early to say if a third person involved, or if Steve Mcnair girlfriend shot him and then committed suicide.
Steve Mcnair, 36, spent 13 seasons in the NFL–11 years with Tennessee Titans and last 2 years with Baltimore Ravens. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and named the NFL’s co-MVP with the Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning in 2003. He retired in 2008.
“We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair’s passing today.” K.S. Adams Jr. Titans’ boss said in a statement.
“He was one of the finest players to play for our organization and one of the most beloved players by our fans. He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they deal with his untimely passing.”
Ozzie Newsome, executive vice president and general manager of the Baltimore Ravens, also released a statement.
“This is so, so sad. We immediately think of his family, his boys. They are all in our thoughts and prayers,” he said “What we admired most about Steve when we played against him was his competitive spirit, and we were lucky enough to have that with us for two years. He is one of the best players in the NFL over the last 20 years.” He stated.
Update 1: Steve Mcnair’s family released the following statement: “The families of Steve McNair in Mississippi and Tennessee appreciate the concern, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of our loss of a husband, father and son. The family requests everyone would allow them time to mourn. The McNair family appreciates and continues to request your prayers at this time.”
Update 2: Steve Mcnair’s death was ruled as a homicide. Sahel Kazemi’s death was not classified. Steve was shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, while Kazemi was shot once in the head. The condo where the Kazemi Mcnair tragedy took place is not Sahel’s, it was co-rented by Steve and friend, sporting-goods dealer Wayne Neeley. On Saturday afternoon, Neeley found Steve and Sahel’s bodies after he entered the building. Probably shocked by the horrific scene, Neeley did not immediately dial the 911 but contacted friend Robert Gaddy, who went to the condo and called police. More details on CNN