Steve McNair Killed in Tennessee

Steve McNair is dead:

Former NFL MVP Steve McNair has been shot and killed. Titans owner Bud Adams confirmed the quarterback’s death in a brief statement released Saturday.

Adams called him “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.”

McNair led the Titans within a yard of forcing overtime in the 2000 Super Bowl.

Truly sad news.   The man was only 36 years old and retired from football a little over a year ago.

He had a DUI and a gun charge but was not a member of the thug culture that so many professional athletes seem to hang onto despite their success.  Preliminary reports have it as a double homicide.  A woman, not his wife, was also killed.

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Comments

  1. G.A.Phillips says:

    WOW…..

  2. kth says:

    Ugh, what a sad thing to happen. McNair was a lot like that other famous Mississippi QB, in terms of his grit and leadership, though obviously not as gifted a passer and playmaker. RIP.