Last weekend, Steve McNair the 3 time Pro-Bowl QB of the Tennessee Titans and later Baltimore Ravens, was shot and killed in his Nashville, TN condo. Today, after autopsy reports were completed and the police investigation concluded as well, his death has been ruled a murder/suicide at the hands of his 20 year old girlfriend.
McNair, married to Mechelle, was romantically involved with 20 year old Sahel Kazemi. Kazemi, distraught over mounting personal debt and a fear that McNair was having another affair shot McNair while he slept on the couch before turning the gun on herself.
Steve McNair, according to police was first shot in the head while asleep and then twice in the chest before the final shot was again at his head. Kazemi then turned the gun on herself slumping off the couch and onto the floor.
Kazemi had reportedly told a friend that her life was “shit” and she should end it. If there is good news out of all this, the city autopsy reports shows no signs of defensive wounds which means that McNair likely never knew what happened.
Some will say that this is what can happen when you play around. That will not matter to his wife and 4 children that he leaves behind. A class act on the field for 13 years and a class act off the field and in the community, his death while opening a glimpse to a different side, is tragic nonetheless.
Our condolence’s and prayers to his friends, his family, his wife, and of course his children. May he rest in peace.