Police: McNair's death a homicide

July 5, 2009

NASHVILLE (WVLT/AP) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police are calling the shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair a homicide, but they haven't yet reached a conclusion about the death of the 20-year-old woman found with him.

Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said Sunday that the two had been dating the past several months.

Aaron says McNair was shot four times, twice in the head. The woman, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, was killed by a single gunshot wound. The pistol was found near her body.

The 36-year-old McNair, a four-time Pro Bowl selection who was married with four children, and Kazemi were found dead Saturday at a Nashville condominium he shared with a friend.

McNair played most of his career with the Tennessee Titans before he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens. He retired last year.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    KARMA, that's what happens when you cheat on your wife. lol. I agree with LuLu. Sharon god does not plan our deaths, he gave us choice and we choose what we do. McNair chose to cheat and his girlfriend chose to shoot him.
  • by LuLu Location: Sev on Jul 6, 2009 at 03:08 PM
    I'm so sick of everyone romanticizing these celebrities deaths! MJ was a pervert and SM was a cheater! Stop making them idols!
  • by Richard Location: Knoxville on Jul 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM
    Sharon, Steve M was a great football player and his death is tragic. BUT, it is absurb to say God planned his death in this manner. The God I know would not have planned for him to commit adultry & be murdered. Steve M made his choices & the consequences are unfortunate.
  • by Louis Location: Knoxville on Jul 6, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    Kinda makes one wonder what's going through peoples' heads... Married, four kids, pro football great, divorced, girlfriend(s), new restraurant ect, ect. Sheeze...!!!
  • by Sharon Location: Roane County Tn. on Jul 5, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    I would like to say that Steve McNair will be greatly missed and I was a big fan of his, You know God has a plan and a way for all of us to die,and this was the way God had it planned for him. The reason I say that is if it wasn't his time to go then he wouldnt have died then.I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing,He was the greatest of the greats in football,To me he way surpassed Payton Manning, I was the greatest fottball player of all time.God Bless you Steve,I will miss you. and my thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and your family.
  • by Will Location: Brentwood, TN on Jul 4, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    I will never forget Air McNair!!! He was an incredible player and inspiration!!!!!
  • by Lisa Location: Alexander on Jul 4, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    Murder, suicide are the first thoughts that come to mind. HAS THIS WORLD GONE MAD? May God bless Steve the other victim.


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