Former NFL Quarterback Steve McNair Found Dead

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was shot and killed in Nashville home this weekend from an apparent double homicide.

According to local media, the retired football player was shot multiple times including one gunshot to the head in his downtown condo in residence, along with a female victim who has been identified as Sahel Kazemi. CNN.com reports that authorities are questioning people who were near the residence, but they said no one was in custody and McNair's wife Mechelle is not a suspect thus far.

The Tennessee Titans released a statement through its owner Saturday (July 4), sending their condolenses to McNair's family.
"We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair's passing today," Titans owner, Bud Adams Jr., said 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."

Kazemi is was a waitress at a restaurant that McNair and his family frequented quite often. A Nashville neighbor saw McNair, 36, at Kazemi’s Nashville apartment so often—two to three times a week—that he thought McNair had moved in. McNair never tried to hide his presence but kept to himself. Neighbor Reagan Howard said Kazemi often was dropped off in the early morning hours by a limousine and upgraded her mode of transportation from a Kia to a Cadillac Escalade. “It was pretty obvious that she was taken with him,” Howard said.

McNair and Kazemi had been together just two days earlier, when she was pulled over driving a 2007 Escalade registered to her and McNair. She was arrested on a DUI charges, and he was allowed to leave in a taxi.

The bodies were discovered by McNair’s longtime friend, Wayne Neeley, who rents the condo in the upscale Rutledge Hill neighborhood with McNair. Neeley then called Robert Gaddy, who had been friends with McNair since they played at Alcorn State. Gaddy alerted authorities.

Just last month, McNair opened a new restaurant in Nashville called Steve McNair’s Gridiron9, specializing in grilled menu items. He was planning to expand to other locations, including other areas in and around Nashville and then, in McNair’s home state of Mississippi.

TMZ obtained pictures of McNair and Kazemi on vacation just three months ago. The couple was seen parasailing and having a great time together.

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