News Story: Ex-NFL QB Steve McNair, w...

News Story: Ex-NFL QB Steve McNair, woman found slain in Tenn

There are 44 comments on the www.wbt.com story from Jul 5, 2009, titled News Story: Ex-NFL QB Steve McNair, woman found slain in Tenn. In it, www.wbt.com reports that:

The shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair raised questions Sunday about his relationship with the 20-year-old woman whose body was found alongside him in his downtown condominium.

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MJFan

Detroit, MI

#42 Jul 8, 2009
I feel sorry for the wife. Let's keep it 100. The wife may have known that he sleeps around. Not saying that it is right, because there is nothing that a married man can say to me, but when men have money, the wives tend to get a little lenient on the rules. I read that he bought this yound girl an Escalade and was taking her on trips. I also read that she was upset that he may have been courting another woman. She even "allegedly" followed the young woman home but never confronted her. Again, not saying that what he did was right at all. He met his maker and I pray that God had mercy on his soul. It's not worth it, nor is it cute. If these average min. wage making men get away with cheating, million dollar men who put wives in 14,000 sf homes, and jump offs in condos have so many options. He just picked a crazy nut to mess around with. He may have started noticing that she was unstable, and was about to leave her, and she said it is not going down. So tragic.

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Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#43 Jul 9, 2009
MJFan wrote:
I feel sorry for the wife. Let's keep it 100. The wife may have known that he sleeps around. Not saying that it is right, because there is nothing that a married man can say to me, but when men have money, the wives tend to get a little lenient on the rules. I read that he bought this yound girl an Escalade and was taking her on trips. I also read that she was upset that he may have been courting another woman. She even "allegedly" followed the young woman home but never confronted her. Again, not saying that what he did was right at all. He met his maker and I pray that God had mercy on his soul. It's not worth it, nor is it cute. If these average min. wage making men get away with cheating, million dollar men who put wives in 14,000 sf homes, and jump offs in condos have so many options. He just picked a crazy nut to mess around with. He may have started noticing that she was unstable, and was about to leave her, and she said it is not going down. So tragic.
I think you've summed it up pretty well.

I might add one other possible scenario to the story.

McNair may have been thinking he was just gonna
"hit it and then quit it", but this girl (she was only 20) apparently wasn't going to stand for being treated like an easy piece of *ss that you just throw away once you've had your fun.

He's dead, she's dead, and the lives of everyone close to both of them have been shattered.

Was it worth it Steve? If he could reply it's a rock-solid bet what his answer would be.
Observer

Sioux City, IA

#44 Jul 9, 2009
Take what you will from this tragedy. The man had no character. This is apparent. Forget the fame or sports hero worship. He was a liar and a deciever to all that believed in him. I see nor reason to worship (lionize) this person. Why do Americans worship minor talent more than character? No wonder this country is such a mess.
Fred

Clementon, NJ

#45 Jul 10, 2009
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so I will not call anyone a moron or stupid.
Do you not think his wife knew something was going on ? I believe She was the person the killer saw leaving his condo and did in fact follow her. I believe she found out who she was. Perhaps it was her she intended to threaten at first, Perhaps that's why she bought the gun.
Maybe that night they had a discussion about that other woman and He told her it was his wife and that they had a talk and they decided to give their marriage another chance. Maybe she flipped out and pulled the gun and fired it at him, then, not knowing what to do, shot herself.
If it was just a regular night and he fell asleep on the sofa, why would she shoot him ? I'm sure if they had a disussion about going back to his wife he woudn't have fallen asleep afterwards. I'm sure that would have been it and asked her to leave.
Maybe that's what happened. Maybe he told her he was going back to his wife and did ask her to leave. Maybe she left all messed up, then came back later after deciding to end it all for both of them. Maybe she had a key. Then maybe she saw him asleep on the sofa, pulled out the gun and fired a bullet into his head.
What baffles me are the 4 shots to McNair. Why 4 ? If the first shot was to his temple as the police indicate, then he was already dead. There was no reason for the other 3 shots. The 2 shots to his chest were not at point blank range, then 1 more shot to the other temple at point blank range. There were no misses, all shots taken hit the target. This from a woman who never shot a gun in her life ? Not even a threatening warning shot that hit a wall or something? All this is puzzling. The fact that only one shot was fired into his girfriend does indicate murder suicide however, the 3 other shots don't make any sense to me.
This Girl bought the gun and had it in her posession. I don't see how anyone could have taken it from her to stage this murder but we don't know that for sure. The police indicate that there wasn't anyone else in the condo at the time of this incident that they could determine.
There were at least 2 other people who were in the room before the police came to the scene. A friend of McNair's and the person he called that came over. Why that call first ? Why did 1 hour and a half go by before they called the police ? I don't understand that either. If I saw a friend shot to death in his house along with his Girlfriend, I myself would immediately call 911, wouldn't you ?
The 3 exta shots, A Friend coming into the condo, then calling another person to come over, That other person calling the police and no comments from His wife all baffle me.
I want to see all of these explained before I'll believe 100% that this was if fact a simple Murder/Suicide.
The fact that some people believe that McNair deserved all this because he was married and befreinded another woman is absurb. It shows ignorance, which means you don't understand something. Don't judge a peron until you walked in their shoes. He lived and breathed playing football his whole life. Without football it did leave a big void in his life. Maybe his marriage had troubles and maybe him and his wife grew apart like a lot of relationships. Obviously there was something wrong there and it soesn't mean it was his fault either. Maybe he needed something to fulfill him at this point in his life. I mean, He's not the only one and men aren't the only one's needing something more in there life to fulfill it. Things change and people change and we all want to be happy.
It's great that some relationships last a lifetime but that's not the reality of relationships. So don't go critizing people without knowing the details of their life and the situation they are in. Steve McNair was not a bad person whatsoever. Did he make bad choices ? Probably, we all have made bad choices in our lives. It doesn't mean we deserved to die over them.
Fred

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