Monday, July 06, 2009

Steve McNair 1973-2009

THIS IS NOT THE WAY star athletes are supposed to perish -- shot four times, twice to the head, with his mistress, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, lying dead next to him in a Nashville apartment. The 2003 co-MVP and a three-time Pro Bowl selection, Steve McNair exemplified toughness during a superb 13-year National Football League career with the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens. Just 36, he leaves behind a wife and 4 children.

Police are ruling that Kazemi shot McNair before turning the pistol on herself. Kazemi was driving a 2007 Cadillac Escalade with McNair in the passenger seat early Thursday morning when Nashville police pulled the couple over and charged her with driving under the influence. Two days later, the apparent murder-suicide occurred in the early morning hours of July 4.


Nazz Nomad said...

I wonder if this will deter other athletes from co-habituating with women other then their wives.

The Warden said...

As William Congreve (not Shakespeare!) said first: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

Especially if that woman has access to semiautomatic weapons.

justin said...

It's turning into an obituary around here. :)

The Warden said...

@Justin: I've always been a closet obituarist anyway, but the last few weeks have made it hard to keep up! Maybe the celebrity funeral industry is just the ticket to get us out of this recession.