Skip to comments.Steve McNair Found Dead
Posted on 07/04/2009 2:15:59 PM PDT by lt.america
Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been killed, a source has confirmed to ESPN.com. McNair, police said, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville. A female victim was also found dead, police spokesperson Don Aaron said. Aaron said the woman has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin. The incident happened near 2nd South & Lea Ave in Nashville. McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL, 11 were with the Titans. He played his final two years with the Baltimore Ravens, retiring after the 2007 season. McNair was picked third overall in the 1995 draft out of Alcorn State by the then Houston Oilers.
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McNair was a good guy in a league that needs all the good guys it can get. Very sad. Prayers to his friends and family.
Nashville along with Memphis are very dangerous cities.
RIP Air McNair.This one hurts.
Is Nashville that dangerous of a place? Just wondering. I have never been to Tennessee. I hate to read about senseless crimes like this.
I remember back what a phenomenon he was back when he played in college, and how excited the then-Houston Oilers were when they drafted him.
I wouldn’t compare Nashville to Memphis.
RIP to the woman too. I hope this wasn’t a murder suicide.
Rumor at Vanderbilt Hospital is that the girl he was with shot him, then turned the gun on herself. She wasn’t succesful at killing herself, and is on way to Vandy.
True, you never heard anything bad about him, both on and off the field.
RIP I enjoyed the way you played the game.
Early call is murder/suicide:
I think the fact that so many did not know who he was shows just what a great guy he was. I don’t know what that says about this country but I don’t think that it’s good.
>> Nashville along with Memphis are very dangerous cities. <<
You’re WAY off base. Nashville is a pretty safe place.
(Memphis, of course, is in a different category.)
RIP, one of the two original black Irish QBs.
This is crazy. It’s not clear yet whether it was a murder/suicide or double homicide.
What’s “Black Irish?”
Sad. He could play the game.
Memphis yes. Nashville no.
Nashville is bad, but Dallas is WORSE!
Where was McNair found dead?
only in certain sections
STEVE MCNAIR DEAD — Nashville, Tennessee police tell BNO News the incident happened at 2nd South & Lea Avenue in downtown Nashville.
Steve MC-nair and Donovan MC-nabb. Two good QBs.
So young! 36 yrs. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Who was this other woman? July 4th and not with the family? So sad.
When the Spanish Armada crashed off the coast of Ireland centuries ago, the Spanish sailors who survived were rescued and taken in by Irish families. Naturally, they settled down and married Irish girls. Their progeny were often dark-skinned and had dark curly hair, and were called affectionately “Black Irish”. (I am descended from these on my mother’s side.)
Nowadays, African-Americans with Irish surnames (which actually came to them from the overseers of the plantations, who were mainly Irish and Scotch-Irish) have also come to be called affectionately “Black Irish”.
Both the Irish and African-Americans have many common threads of tragedy, discrimination, slavery, and matriarchal families, as well as common personality traits,(such as humor and colorful idiomatic speech) running throughout their history. Some say an Irishman is an African-American turned “inside out”. Affectionately.
LOL, what an odd leap in logic. A murder (most likely a crime of passion, i.e. murder/suicide) occurs and now Nashville is the crime capital of America. Brilliant!!!!
Born Steve LaTreal McNair on February 14, 1973, in Mount Olive, MS; son of Selma McNair (an offshore oil rig worker) and Lucille McNair (a factory worker); married Mechelle Cartwright, June 21, 1997; children: Junior, Steven, Tyler, Trenton
Education: Attended Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS.
Yes. Nashville has some pretty bad areas and people who live in these areas. They sometime wonder out to the good areas as well. Downtown not one of the good areas though.
TN and KY were facing 7 plus unemployment in 2007 and it climbed to 9 percent in 2008 in certain areas due to the high price of gasoline killing auto business. TN and KY provided spare parts to the big three. FR contacts with people in TN and KY in mid 2008 indicated that crime was on the rise in rural and suburbs as unemployed turned to prop crimes. Today the situation is even worst. Crime will hit upper middle class and working wealthy areas as the unemployed and unemployed libertarian type drug users need money. Crime in America is slated to rise just like the 1970’s as recreational drug users join the ranks of criminals to feed their habits. It is going to get worst before it will get better. It is not the illegal aspect of drugs that drives the criminal act, but not having money to buy the drugs to feed the habit will drive recreational drug users to steal and even kill. Make drugs legal, the problem will not go away except in rought times, the drug crazed criminal will come from a larger pool of drug users.
That was very interesting, thank you so much for your reply!!
Thx for the info. I did not know that. I was just commenting on the names.
You are both very welcome.
The study of Irish History is one of my hobbies.
Wasn't Phil Lynott of "Thin Lizzy" Black Irish?
A college buddy once told me he could’ve made a stop in Memphis on a road trip. One look at that place and he kept right on driving. The natives looked real hostile.
Don’t you mean Scottish?
What make these cities dangerous? More dangerous than La, Detroit, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, New Jersey?
So sad to hear about the death of Steve McNair; a great and underrated quarterback!
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