07.04.09 10 years ago 10 Comments

UPDATE: Looks like it was murder-suicide committed by his extramarital girlfriend. Yikes.

Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found dead today in downtown Nashville after suffering a fatal gunshot wound to the head.   McNair, a former third-overall pick for the Houston Oilers, was the centerpiece of the new Tennessee Titans, leading them to their only Super Bowl appearance and earning three trips to the Pro Bowl and a share of the 2003 NFL MVP.  From Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 (via KSK):

A crowd began to gather in the area where Steve McNair’s body was found Saturday afternoon.

“When police officers arrived in response to that call, they found two individuals who had been shot to death inside the residence: one female, one male. We now know that the male deceased is Steve McNair. The female deceased has been tentatively identified. We’re working to confirm that and then notify her next of kin,” said Don Aaron with Metro Police on the situation.

No suspects have been taken into custody as of yet, and we can only hope that the female victim is not his wife, Mechelle.  McNair is survived by four sons, including Steve Jr., a highly touted college prospect at wide receiver.

So, uh, happy 4th of July?

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