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Report: Steve McNair found dead

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    ESPN.com news services
    Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been killed, a source has confirmed to ESPN.com.

    McNair, police said, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville, News Channel 5 in Nashville reported.

    McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL, 11 were with the Tennessee Titans. He played his final two years with the Baltimore Ravens, retiring after the 2007 season.

    McNair was picked third overall in the 1995 draft out of Alcorn State by the then Houston Oilers.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4306275
     
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  2. CoronaDoug

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    Report: Steve McNair Slain
    Posted by Mike Florio on July 4, 2009 4:18 PM
    According to NewsChannel5.com in Nashville, long-time NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been found dead.

    McNair reportedly suffered a gunshot wound in an apparent murder-suicide.

    Further details currently are not available; check back for more developments.

    He was a first-round pick of the Houston Oilers in 1995, and he played for the franchise through the 2005 season. McNair was then traded to the Ravens, and he spent two seasons in Baltimore before retiring.

    UPDATE: The report from NewsChanel5.com has been revised to describe the situation as a "double homicide."

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  3. CoronaDoug

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    OH My God, one of the QB's we youngins grew up with over the years. Sad day...
    RIP Steve McNair.
     
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  6. chargerlipz

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    That's too bad. I heard he was a pretty decent human being off the field too. RIP
     
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    RIP Steve "Air" McNair


    Sad day for Titans fans and the entire NFL in general.



    RIP :(
     
  8. Carrie1219

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    What about the female found dead next to him. Was this a murder suicide? :icon_shrug:
     
  9. CoronaDoug

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    Called a double homicide right now. Only time will tell.
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Geez...a possible murder suicide...what a waste.

    Did he have any kids?
     
  13. CoronaDoug

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    Calm down everyone. Don't jump to conclusions. It is being called a double homicide.
     
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    This is according to wikipedia

    McNair was married to his wife, Mechelle,and had four sons, Junior, Steven, Tyler, and Trenton[10].Steve Jr. is a wide receiver at Hattiesburg Oak Grove High School in Mississippi, the school at which Brett Favre regularly works out during the off-season. Steve Jr. is scheduled to graduate in 2010 and has received offers from Mississippi State, Southern Miss, West Virginia, and Tulsa.[11]
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Love you babe, but we need to see what happened. I don't like the fact that he was with a different woman, hell, he had one at home.
     
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    Maybe a "wrong place wrong time" deal?
     
  18. Ride The Lightning

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    RIP #9

    Enjoyed watching you play.
     
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    Geeze, that sucks. RIP.
     
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    Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told Tennessee reporters today that no suspect is in custody at this time. And Aaron ruled out the scenario of a murder-suicide.
     
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    Just heard this on TV. Sad day indeed.

    RIP Steve NcNair.
     
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    My condolences to the family........they are the only ones that are going to hear it.
     
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    :(

    RIP Mr. McNair my thoughts are with your friends and family.
     
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    I have a bunch of Charger jerseys in my closet. 2 Tomlinsons, a Leslie O'Neal, a Gates...

    And one Steve McNair jersey.

    R.I.P.

    Hopefully this isn't going to be a horrible story about McNair's personal life, it's bad enough he died sooo young. So sad for his 4 boys.
     
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    Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was killed in an apparent murder-suicide with a young woman he met at a local restaurant and have been dating for at least a few months.

    McNair, the hometown hero who did extensive charity work in Nashville, died of several gunshots and was found on the sofa, police said. Sahel Kazemi, 20, was found alongside him in a Second Avenue condo he rented. She had a single gunshot wound to her head; a pistol was found near her body.

    Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said they were leaning toward certain scenarios based on the evidence, but they hadn’t ruled anything out. Still, they were not actively looking for suspects Saturday night.

    “The medical examiner will be conducting autopsies (Sunday),” Aaron said. “We expect to make additional conclusions after the autopsy process.”


    Though much of the attention was on the Second Avenue crime scene, police also swarmed at the Cherry Creek apartment complex in Hermitage. They were questioning neighbors who said they often saw McNair visiting Kazemi. Sometimes, neighbors said, she would arrive home in a limousine in the early morning hours. She showed up with a new black car she said was a gift from her boyfriend.


    She was arrested in that car, a black Cadillac Escalade registered to she and McNair, just two days before the deaths. She was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath test.


    Keith Norfleet, Kazemi’s boyfriend for four years before they broke up five months ago, said he came to pick up the car for Kazemi.


    Norfleet said McNair was in the car with her when the stop occurred, a fact that was not in the police affadavit but was confirmed by police Saturday night. McNair later bailed Kazemi out, according to bail bondsmen.


    Norfleet said she told him she was seeing McNair, who she met while working as a waitress at Dave & Busters. He was worried about her dating a married man and hopeful they’d get back together. They had been living together for four years, since they moved from her family’s home in Jacksonville, Fla., to Nashville.



    “She is the sweetest girl, and she did not deserve this,” Norfleet said upon learning of her death. “He was making her believe they were going to be together, and everything would be perfect.”


    Though they were broken up, Norfleet said they’d been speaking a lot recently and she planned to break it off with McNair. He said she banged on his door early Saturday morning, but he didn’t get there fast enough.

    “She was a very strong, independent girl. A hard worker,” Norfleet said. “I mean, she had a huge heart. She was very caring, very loving.”


    UPDATED: 9:10 P.M.


    Police have confirmed the female victim is Sahel Kazemi, 20.

    Police have confirmed that Steve McNair suffered several gunshots, and Kazemi died of one gunshot to the head.

    "The medical examiner will be conducting autopsies tomorrow," Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said. "We expect to make additional conclusions after the autopsy process."
    A car registered to Steve McNair and 20-year-old Kazemi was stopped two days ago on Broadway.


    The driver and co-owner, Sahel Kazemi, was charged with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath test. The car was a 2007 black Cadillac Escalade.

    Earlier today, a black Escalade was towed from the condominium complex on Second Avenue where McNair and a female who has not yet been identified by police were found dead this afternoon.

    It is not clear whether this is the same vehicle involved in the DUI arrest.

    Steve McNair is married to Mechelle McNair.

    UPDATED: 9:05 P.M.

    Police have confirmed that Steve McNair suffered several gunshots, and the woman with him died of one gunshot to the head.

    "The medical examiner will be conducting autopsies tomorrow," Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said. "We expect to make additional conclusions after the autopsy process."


    UPDATED: 7:30 P.M.

    The bodies of Steve McNair and an unidentified young woman were found today by a longtime friend of McNair’s.
    Wayne Neely, who also rents a condominium with McNair, arrived to find the bodies inside the condo on Lea Avenue off Second Avenue South, said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron.


    The building at 105 Lea Avenue is registered to Charles Cardwell.


    McNair appears to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds, Aaron said.

    Neely and another man, Robert Gaddy, were interviewed by police and released, Aaron said

    UPDATED: 6:20 P.M.

    Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron has confirmed that the victim in the double killing was not McNair's wife. The woman killed still has not been named.

    Crime scene investigators are meticulously processing the scene, Aaron said.
    "Once that processing is done I'll come out with further updates," Aaron said.

    A Cadillac Escalade and a Lincoln Navigator were towed away from the scene.


    UPDATED 5:57 PM

    Statement From Governor Phil Bredesen On The Death of Steve McNair:

    "Andrea and I were very saddened by the news of Steve McNair's death. He has always felt like part of the Nashville family, and he will be sorely missed."

    REPORTED EARLIER

    Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair and an unidentified woman were found shot to death today in downtown Nashville.

    Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that McNair and the woman were found at a condominium complex at Second Avenue South and Lea Street. He did not say when the shooting occurred or provide any other details.


    McNair, a quarterback with the Oilers/Titans from 1995-2005, led the team to its only Super Bowl appearance in 2000. He also shared the league's MVP award with Peyton Manning in 2003.

    "We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair's passing today," Titans owner Bud Adams said today 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."

    He is second on the franchise career list for pass attempts (3,871), completions (2,305), yards (27,141) and third in touchdowns (156).

    As news spread, dozens of shocked fans began to gather, expressing shock and disbelief.

    One unidentified woman said, "First Michael Jackson and now this."

    Chad Daniels, who lives near the Second Avenue South condominium where the shooting took place, stopped by to bring flowers and share his grief.

    "I think all of Nashville is pretty heartbroken over this," he said, near tears. "He built the franchise. He built the Titans organization."

    Shaheed Rahman, who said he was McNair's friend and sometimes driver, spoke to McNair two weeks ago, just before the opening of his new restaurant. He said the former quarterback was in good spirits and loved being in Nashville.

    "We're just trying to put the pieces together to find out what happened. To those of us who knew him, this is not a joyous moment. We don't want to remember McNair. We want him to still be here."
     
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    Kazemi's boyfriend Keith Norfleet,


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    :icon_eek: is that for real? combined with this:

    Is kinda creepy.
     
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    Police Release Identity of Woman Found Dead with McNair


    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Saturday Metro police announced that former Titan Steve McNair was murdered. Police also reported that a female was murdered.

    NewsChannel 5 Investigates learned Saturday night that there was a bizarre incident involving McNair and that young woman who was also found dead with him Saturday. That woman was arrested two days ago on DUI charges.

    NewsChannel5's chief investigative reporter Phil Williams dug up the arrest documents and uncovered a connection McNair had to the woman.

    The young woman, Sahel Kazemi, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Thursday after an officer spotted her speeding down Broadway. Kazemi was driving a black, 2007 Cadillac Escalade that, according to public records, she owned along with McNair. McNair was in the vehicle at the time Kazemi was pulled over; however, he was not charged with anything and was allowed to leave. He left in a taxi.

    The vehicle is registered at the address of McNair's restaurant on Jefferson Street.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Kazemi's "eyes were bloodshot and watery. She had an obvious odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her breath but denied any consumption." According to the police report, "She said she was not drunk but high."




    Kazemi was arrested by the same officer who arrested McNair on DUI charges in 2003. That officer's name is Shawn Taylor. The 2003 case was thrown out after a judge ruled Taylor did not have probable cause to stop McNair.

    According to public records, Kazemi moved to Nashville from Orange Park, Fla.

    The bonding company that bailed her out refused to say if McNair was on the one who posted her bond.

    In a press conference, Don Aaron with Metro Police said McNair was shot multiple times, and Kazemi was shot once in the head.

    McNair was found seated on the couch. Kazemi was found on the floor in the living room with a pistol near her body.

    Kazemi was an employee of Dave and Busters at Opry Mills mall.
     
  29. Johnny Lightning

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    The Police say they are not actively looking for suspects and the gun is on the floor... and if the boyfriend didn't do it... :icon_huh:

    Maybe she shot McNair and then herself...

    I think we will know in the morrining...
     
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    This is terrible!!!

    He's was always one of my favorites. Not only extremely talented but a true warrior to the sport. You'd basically have to cut off his arms and legs to keep him out of the game.

    I remember that AFC Championship game in Oakland where the odds were stacked heavily against him and he had to go into the game banged up really bad. Even when the score got out of hand, there was no quit in him.
     

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