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Steve McNair Found Dead
ESPN ^ | July 4, 2009

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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Still developing, but I hate to see this. McNair was a class act.
1 posted on 07/04/2009 2:15:59 PM PDT by lt.america
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To: lt.america

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.


2 posted on 07/04/2009 2:17:39 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: lt.america

Nashville along with Memphis are very dangerous cities.


3 posted on 07/04/2009 2:18:45 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: lt.america

RIP Air McNair.This one hurts.


4 posted on 07/04/2009 2:18:58 PM PDT by Canes101
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To: lt.america

Oh No!


5 posted on 07/04/2009 2:20:04 PM PDT by GoCards
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To: lt.america

Is Nashville that dangerous of a place? Just wondering. I have never been to Tennessee. I hate to read about senseless crimes like this.


6 posted on 07/04/2009 2:20:18 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: lt.america

Bizarre


7 posted on 07/04/2009 2:20:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Canes101
I remember the end of the 2000 or 2001 season (getting old) and McNair was making throws that were unreal. Always under rated due to the markets he played in, but he was humble and took care of business on the field.
8 posted on 07/04/2009 2:21:04 PM PDT by lt.america (Looking for a bailout)
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To: Canes101

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.

Damn shame.


9 posted on 07/04/2009 2:21:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: shield

I wouldn’t compare Nashville to Memphis.


10 posted on 07/04/2009 2:22:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Canes101

RIP to the woman too. I hope this wasn’t a murder suicide.


11 posted on 07/04/2009 2:22:15 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: lt.america

Holy crap


12 posted on 07/04/2009 2:22:42 PM PDT by exist
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To: lt.america

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.


13 posted on 07/04/2009 2:23:11 PM PDT by genetic homophobe ("I readily concede I chucked aside my free-market principles..." defend that)
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To: lt.america

True, you never heard anything bad about him, both on and off the field.


14 posted on 07/04/2009 2:23:20 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: lt.america
Man! “McNair was a class act.” Being a Titans fan I followed his career, and he always seemed to be fine fellow.

RIP I enjoyed the way you played the game.

15 posted on 07/04/2009 2:23:23 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Third World trickle up poverty, will lead to cascading Third World tyranny.)
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To: Allegra

ping


16 posted on 07/04/2009 2:23:35 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lt.america

Early call is murder/suicide:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=6899003


17 posted on 07/04/2009 2:27:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: genetic homophobe

Terrible


18 posted on 07/04/2009 2:27:59 PM PDT by lt.america (Looking for a bailout)
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To: lt.america
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19 posted on 07/04/2009 2:31:16 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: lt.america

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.


20 posted on 07/04/2009 2:31:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: shield

>> 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.)


21 posted on 07/04/2009 2:32:08 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Markos33

RIP, one of the two original black Irish QBs.


22 posted on 07/04/2009 2:32:24 PM PDT by revtown
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To: lt.america

Just terrible


23 posted on 07/04/2009 2:33:39 PM PDT by Mpatl
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To: lt.america

This is crazy. It’s not clear yet whether it was a murder/suicide or double homicide.


24 posted on 07/04/2009 2:34:19 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: FTJM

double homicide


25 posted on 07/04/2009 2:35:04 PM PDT by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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To: revtown

What’s “Black Irish?”


26 posted on 07/04/2009 2:36:36 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: lt.america

Sad. He could play the game.


27 posted on 07/04/2009 2:37:40 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (This tagline temporarily closed until I finish building my deck.)
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To: shield

Memphis yes. Nashville no.


28 posted on 07/04/2009 2:39:26 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: Wilhelm Tell

Nashville is bad, but Dallas is WORSE!


29 posted on 07/04/2009 2:40:57 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: ketsu

Link?


30 posted on 07/04/2009 2:43:12 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: oldvike

Where was McNair found dead?


31 posted on 07/04/2009 2:43:26 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

only in certain sections


32 posted on 07/04/2009 2:43:31 PM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: shield

STEVE MCNAIR DEAD — Nashville, Tennessee police tell BNO News the incident happened at 2nd South & Lea Avenue in downtown Nashville.


33 posted on 07/04/2009 2:45:02 PM PDT by LA Woman3 (Obama=Conmander in thief!)
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To: revtown

Steve MC-nair and Donovan MC-nabb. Two good QBs.


34 posted on 07/04/2009 2:45:17 PM PDT by revtown
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To: lt.america

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.


35 posted on 07/04/2009 2:46:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Bodleian_Girl

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.


36 posted on 07/04/2009 2:49:29 PM PDT by Palladin (Let's help Sarah take back America!)
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To: shield

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!!!!


37 posted on 07/04/2009 2:50:21 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: lt.america

Personal Information

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.


38 posted on 07/04/2009 2:53:54 PM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

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.


39 posted on 07/04/2009 2:54:04 PM PDT by GoMonster (GO)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

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.


40 posted on 07/04/2009 2:54:30 PM PDT by Fee (Peace, prosperity, jobs and common sense)
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To: Palladin

That was very interesting, thank you so much for your reply!!


41 posted on 07/04/2009 2:56:56 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Palladin

Thx for the info. I did not know that. I was just commenting on the names.


42 posted on 07/04/2009 2:57:19 PM PDT by revtown
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To: Bodleian_Girl; revtown

You are both very welcome.

The study of Irish History is one of my hobbies.


43 posted on 07/04/2009 2:58:21 PM PDT by Palladin (Let's help Sarah take back America!)
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To: Palladin
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.)

Wasn't Phil Lynott of "Thin Lizzy" Black Irish?

44 posted on 07/04/2009 3:00:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: shield

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.


45 posted on 07/04/2009 3:01:41 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Always Right

Very sad.


46 posted on 07/04/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (So close to Postal)
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To: shield
Nevermind

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/CityCrime2008_Rank_Rev.pdf

47 posted on 07/04/2009 3:03:32 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: revtown

Don’t you mean Scottish?


48 posted on 07/04/2009 3:04:06 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: shield

What make these cities dangerous? More dangerous than La, Detroit, Washington D.C., Chicago, New York, New Jersey?


49 posted on 07/04/2009 3:05:49 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Palladin
Thanks for the great History lesson.

So sad to hear about the death of Steve McNair; a great and underrated quarterback!
RIP

50 posted on 07/04/2009 3:16:19 PM PDT by jan in Colorado
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