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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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Akbar    

92. 83. Blame the NFL, are you kidding me? If, and this is a big if because we know nothing and some of us seem to be Olympic conclusion jumpers, but if this death was caused by his behavior and only his. The NFL is dream for many who would otherwise have no shot at all. This rhetoric drives me crazy. These are the same people that blames "society" when someone does something terrible. Personal responsiblilty is where it's at.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jul 4th 2009 by Just ME

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by b

1939 days ago
77.

Akbar    

93. 92. 83. Blame the NFL, are you kidding me? If, and this is a big if because we know nothing and some of us seem to be Olympic conclusion jumpers, but if this death was caused by his behavior and only his. The NFL is dream for many who would otherwise have no shot at all. This rhetoric drives me crazy. These are the same people that blames "society" when someone does something terrible. Personal responsiblilty is where it's at.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jul 4th 2009 by Just ME

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by b

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by l

1939 days ago
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gotchagomo    

This will crush Vince Young--Steve was his hero/mentor/role model and he was the one who pulled Vince out his funk last season.

1939 days ago
79.

Akbar    

94. 93. 92. 83. Blame the NFL, are you kidding me? If, and this is a big if because we know nothing and some of us seem to be Olympic conclusion jumpers, but if this death was caused by his behavior and only his. The NFL is dream for many who would otherwise have no shot at all. This rhetoric drives me crazy. These are the same people that blames "society" when someone does something terrible. Personal responsiblilty is where it's at.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jul 4th 2009 by Just ME

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by b

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by l

Posted at 6:39PM on Jul 4th 2009 by a

1939 days ago
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Akbar    

96. 94. 93. 92. 83. Blame the NFL, are you kidding me? If, and this is a big if because we know nothing and some of us seem to be Olympic conclusion jumpers, but if this death was caused by his behavior and only his. The NFL is dream for many who would otherwise have no shot at all. This rhetoric drives me crazy. These are the same people that blames "society" when someone does something terrible. Personal responsiblilty is where it's at.

Posted at 6:31PM on Jul 4th 2009 by Just ME

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by b

Posted at 6:38PM on Jul 4th 2009 by l

Posted at 6:39PM on Jul 4th 2009 by a

Posted at 6:40PM on Jul 4th 2009 by c

1939 days ago
81.

MJ KING    

2009 is a F*CKING YEAR !!

Everyone dies !

1939 days ago
82.

alaskanjules    

Reading alot of people's comments on here,No wonder the world is the way it is-"You idiots "Family members might read this ....Have some compassion.
Wait til one of your family members DIES and hopefully the people that are writing idiotic stuff have it said about there family member."GROW UP"

1939 days ago
83.

Helen    

This is devastating. How many more famous people are going to die? Drug overdoses, murders, suicides, whatever. I saw his wife on Survivor and they seemed so in love when Steve visited on the island. Whatever the case ends up being, this is a sad, sad day. No one deserves to be murdered. And I'm just overwhelmed with all the deaths. My world as I knew it is ending...

1939 days ago
84.

Fancy    

They have not identified the woman. That does not mean that it was not his wife. They say they have not talked to her family as if yet. It may be his wife. Hey may not be cheater.

1939 days ago
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rachelle    

I HATE GUNS

1939 days ago
86.

music4life    

we need to get all those crazy psychos off the street that keep hurting and killing people. How very sad and tragic my thoughts and prayers are with both victims and their family and friends and his fans,

1939 days ago
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Ashleeee    

RIP Steve!!! What a terrible tragedy! ALL you haters should be ashamed!

1939 days ago
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She is hot, hot, hot!    

I will miss Air McNair. He was awesome. and brought lots of joy to many people. RIP buddy.

1939 days ago
89.

Debski    

Why is Karl Malden repeatedly omitted from the death lists? His career spanned more than seven decades AND he was an Academy Award winner. This site never mentioned his death either. A poor, forgotten Hollywood icon! Shame on you, Harvey. Where is the
Karl Malden tribute and RIP?

1939 days ago
90.

Dill Weed    

Joan,

You ignorant slut. I standing next to my buddy who was the first officer on the scene. He sad McNair's lover popped him in the back of the head. Those spagehetti straps make you look fat - fatter.

Nacho Cheese

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