NFL veteran Steve McNair fatally shot

06Jul09

(AP)mcnair, kazemi

Shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, 13-year NFL veteran Steve “Air” McNair , 36, was the victim of an apparent homicide Saturday. The body of his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, 20, lay nearby—dead from a single bullet in the head. A semiautomatic handgun was found beneath her body. Local authorities are not calling the shooting a murder-suicide…yet. The dead lovers were found in McNair’s rented condo, which overlooks the Titans’ stadium.

According to Kazemi’s sister, Soheyla Kazemi, the 20-year-old Dave & Buster’s waitress was expecting McNair to divorce his wife, Mechelle, and marry her. McNair married Mechelle in 1997 and has two sons with her, along with two sons from other relationships.

Best known for the 9 seasons he spent as a quarterback in Tennessee, two years with the Tennessee Oilers and 7 with the Titans, McNair spent his last two seasons in the NFL in 2006 and 2007 with the Baltimore Ravens. The Mississippi native began his career with the Houston Oilers in 1995. Known as a generous man, McNair was very active in the communities in which he lived, supporting football camps and food drives.

Rest in peace.



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