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NFL Star Steve McNair Found Dead

7/5/2009 7:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Steve McNairSteve McNair -- an NFL QB with the Tennesse Titans and Baltimore Ravens -- was found dead Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., according to Nashville police.

McNair suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville. A female victim was also found dead. Police have not released the name of the female, only to say it is not McNair's wife, Mechelle.

The call to police came in at 1:35 PM. The circumstances surrounding the shooting deaths remain under active investigation.

There were no signs of forced entry at the crime scene. No suspects have been taken into custody.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Nashville Metro PD, told News Channel 5 in Tennessee, "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."

McNair was a three-time Pro Bowler and was the NFL MVP in 2003. He retired in 2007.

Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr. released this statement: "We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair's passing today. 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."

UPDATE -- A Nashville police spokesman identified the woman as Sahel Kazemi, a "friend" of McNair's. A pistol was found near her body. She suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police say, and McNair "was shot multiple times."

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346.

pea liquer    

everyone dies but once,and maybe people will say ugly things about you and your family.wait and see. or just die

1905 days ago
347.

MommY    

Are we sure his wife didn't shoot them both, whats her alibi?

1905 days ago
348.

Shane    

He was also dating Ashley Ragland from BET's College Hill until she gave him herpes

1904 days ago
349.

crystal    

him no keep him le pee pee in him pant now him gilfeind keel him and she keel she to. ahh my hubband have gilfeind i cut his le pee pee chop chop now him cant use hi le pee pee no mor him wife ah now she no hav no hubband bad man him no more live thank you

1904 days ago
350.

Dawn    

Play with fire get burned. This man had no BUSINESS cheating on his wife and lying to this woman that he wanted to marry her. Why she thought he was telling her the truth is crazy, if he was cheating with her and lying to his WIFE then she should have expected the same thing. Once a cheat always a cheat and people need to wake up when you mess with people's feelings anything can happened just like this. But, again play with fire get burned she should have left this married man alone and him the same then both would be here right now.

1903 days ago
351.

Dawn    

Play with fire get burned he should have been with his family and misleading young woman, and she should have had enough self esteem to find her own man and not someone's husband. No she had no right to kill him but when you play with people feelings anything can happened. He was a liar, a cheat, deceiver, etc. No I am not judging those are the FACTS.

1903 days ago
352.

MOBGGT    

WOW He was cheating with Ashley Ragland form BET's College Hill Atlanta who gave him Herpes She is scandalous! She can be found in every club in Atlanta Ga. trying to find her next victim. She has been spotted being with so many different guys who are probably clueless to her game and most certainly to her disease herpes. Her group of video/model friends/gold diggers are probably all the same way! Guys better be careful and go get tested immediately!!!!!!!!!!! Some people Just have no shame! So Sad! Rest in Peace Steve McNair

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