It’s been a cruel couple of weeks when it comes to deaths. The latest news is the murder of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair. Steve’s body was found in a Nashville condo along with the body of an unidentified woman.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair, whose most noted drive was the final one of the 2000 Super Bowl, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Saturday afternoon in a downtown condominium. Police said a woman was also shot dead.
McNair was 36 and played 13 seasons before retiring in April 2008. Police spokesman Don Aaron said officials tentatively identified the woman, but did not release her name. He confirmed she wasn’t McNair’s wife, Mechelle.
He said authorities were still investigating the shootings and that no suspects were in custody.
“I don’t have any answers for you now as to what’s happened, who’s responsible,” Aaron said.
“There are persons who were around the complex today, visitors, who have been taken to headquarters for questioning, just to see what they know, what they may have seen,” he said.
Aaron said officers went to the scene after receiving a call about injured persons inside the condo.
“When police officers arrived in response to that call, they found two individuals who had been shot to death inside the residence,” he said.
The condominium is one that McNair was known to frequent, but police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford said she didn’t know if he was the owner.
Steve McNair graduated from Alcorn State in 1995 and he was drafted by the Houston Oilers who would later move to Tennessee. They would become the Tennessee Titans. He led the Titans to the Super Bowl in January 2000 where they lost to the St. Louis Rams. In 2006 McNair was traded to the Baltimore Ravens and retired in 2008.
Steve is survived by his wife Mechelle and four sons.
RIP Steve McNair.