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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090708/..._mcnair_killed

    By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press Writer Lucas L. Johnson Ii, Associated Press Writer 6 mins ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead in his sleep last week by a 20-year-old girlfriend distraught about mounting financial problems and her belief that he was seeing someone else, police said Wednesday.

    Sahel Kazemi "was spinning out of control" when she shot McNair four times as he dozed on a sofa early Saturday, then turned the gun on herself, Police Chief Ronal Serpas said.

    Interviews with friends revealed that she was making payments on two cars, her rent was doubling and she suspected the married McNair was having a second affair with another young woman.

    She told a friend on Friday that "My life is a ball of s--- and I should end it," Serpas said.

    Police earlier had labeled McNair's death a homicide, but waited for further tests and the revelations about Kazemi's personal problems before concluding that she pulled the trigger of a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol in a condominium McNair rented with a friend.

    McNair, 36, a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans most of his career, met Kazemi six months ago at a sports cafe where she was a waitress and his family often ate. She seemed happy and eager to build a life with him, but something went wrong.

    "We do know that she was clearly sending a message during the last five to seven days of her life that things were going bad quickly," Serpas said, though there was no indication she told anyone she planned to harm McNair.

    Serpas said detectives learned that Kazemi recently found out about another young woman she thought McNair was romantically involved with and had even followed that woman home, though she did not confront her.

    Serpas said police believe McNair was asleep when he was killed because there were no defensive wounds. After shooting McNair in the head, Kazemi apparently shot him twice in the chest before shooting him again in the head.

    Before shooting herself, she sat next to his body and "tried to stage it so she would fall in his lap," Serpas said. She did, but her body slid to the floor and ended up at McNair's feet. The gun was found underneath her.

    Kazemi's family told reporters that the woman was so confident McNair was divorcing his wife of 12 years that she was preparing to sell her furniture and move in with him.

    But associate Mike Mu, who has worked with McNair's charitable association for years, said earlier Wednesday that McNair's wife, Mechelle McNair, "didn't know who this girl is." No records of divorce proceedings have surfaced. The McNairs have four children.

    Two days before the shooting, police stopped Kazemi driving a Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle that McNair had given her for her birthday in May.

    According to an arrest affidavit, Kazemi had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on her breath. She refused a breath test and told an officer "she was not drunk, she was high." She was charged with DUI. McNair was with her but not charged. He later made her bail.

    Police are awaiting toxicology reports on both bodies.

    Serpas said that even though both her name and McNair's were on the Cadillac's title, she was apparently responsible for making payments. She was also making payments on another car after she couldn't sell it.

    Kazemi had no history of violence, but "on the last several days of her life it's obvious that she made some very poor decisions," Serpas said.

    Mechelle McNair has not spoken publicly since the shooting. Bishop Joseph W. Walker III of Mount Zion Baptist Church, which the McNairs have attended since moving to Nashville in 1997, said Wednesday that she is doing as well as can be expected.

    "Her faith is what's sustaining her now," he said. "We haven't talked about the circumstances of his death. She is processing it in a private way. It's obviously devastating on so many levels."

    A memorial service is set for Thursday night in Nashville, with the funeral Saturday in his native Mississippi.

    The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback was being remembered Wednesday at the stadium where he played much of his career. The Tennessee Titans opened LP Field for fans to watch video highlights of McNair's 13-year NFL career and look at photos of the quarterback. There was also a book for them to write messages that will be given to the family.

    McNair was known as "Air McNair" for his passing prowess at Alcorn State in Mississippi. In 2000, he helped lead the Titans to the Super Bowl, where they ended up a yard short of a touchdown on the last play of the game when they trailed by seven points.

    He spent the last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before retiring from the NFL last year.

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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Wow...that is the definition of going off the deep end right there.

    Sad.

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    According to an arrest affidavit, Kazemi had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on her breath. She refused a breath test and told an officer "she was not drunk, she was high." She was charged with DUI. McNair was with her but not charged. He later made her bail.
    So the dude was not only cheating on his wife with who knows how many women he was also down with riding around with people who were baked. Good thing she didn't hit any of those under privileged kids he had helped. I have more sympathy for her than him and I feel slightly ill thinking about his wife and kids having to deal with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    So the dude was not only cheating on his wife with who knows how many women he was also down with riding around with people who were baked. Good thing she didn't hit any of those under privileged kids he had helped. I have more sympathy for her than him and I feel slightly ill thinking about his wife and kids having to deal with this.
    I think she pulled the trigger. get real.
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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Steve McNair clearly wasnt a saint.

    On the other hand this just proves that all women are nuts and you are better off killing them and getting a friend to hide the body instead of just breaking up with them.

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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Steve McNair clearly wasnt a saint.

    On the other hand this just proves that all women are nuts and you are better off killing them and getting a friend to hide the body instead of just breaking up with them.

    Worked for OJ.

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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Those that are interested can watch the memorial service here:

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=10673554

    Click on the video links down the left side of the page, starting at the bottom of the featured videos for the correct order.

    For those that want to continue to bring up McNair's mistakes, you might want to listen to those clips featuring Bishop Walker. Let us without sin, cast the first stone. It's time to put down the stones and remember the things that this man contributed in his life.
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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    So the dude was not only cheating on his wife with who knows how many women he was also down with riding around with people who were baked. Good thing she didn't hit any of those under privileged kids he had helped. I have more sympathy for her than him and I feel slightly ill thinking about his wife and kids having to deal with this.
    "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone."
    That would make for a lousy message board.
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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    Steve McNair clearly wasnt a saint.

    On the other hand this just proves that all women are nuts and you are better off killing them and getting a friend to hide the body instead of just breaking up with them.

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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    So the dude was not only cheating on his wife with who knows how many women he was also down with riding around with people who were baked. Good thing she didn't hit any of those under privileged kids he had helped. I have more sympathy for her than him and I feel slightly ill thinking about his wife and kids having to deal with this.
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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone."
    "Tears don't mean anything until they fall from the eyes of angel."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    I think she pulled the trigger. get real.
    Yeah, a young girl he was clearly taking advantage of and toying with her emotions. Of course she isn't blameless and she is also responsible for her own actions, but Steve should have realized that he had a large hand in creating Ms. Crazy. I really don't have much sympathy for either of them, but again I have an incredible amount of sympathy for Steve's family.

    I understand why you feel the way you do. I bet that if it was me in your position and this had been Peyton Manning, I'd probably react in a similar way.

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    Re: Former Titans QB Steve McNair dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    "Let he who is without sin throw the first stone."
    Right. Saying that I don't have much sympathy for him is the same as stoning him. I guess now a days to keep people from thinking that you're "stoning" someone you not only have to not stone them, but you also have to go the opposite direction and lob large helpings of "hero" on that person.

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    He's clearly not a saint as stated, but why would anyone feel sorry for her? She made the decisions that put her in that situation. I have no 'sympathy' for either person. It's a tragic event and I'm saddened that the events unfolded to result in the death of two human beings, but I don't feel sorry that she elected to fool around with a married man and that she elected to allegedly sell her furniture and had money problems. We all got problems, we all don't go around killing people as a result.

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