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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Steve McNair found dead at age 36

Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found shot to death in a condominium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. McNair was the long time quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and also spent time with the Baltimore Ravens.

McNair suffered multiple gunshot wounds, including a gunshot wound to the head. Another victim, an unidentified woman, was also found dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound. McNair was only 36 years-old.

Reports claim that Nashville police officers received a call regarding injured persons inside of the condo and arrived to find McNair and a woman dead inside of the residence. It is not known at this time if McNair owned the residence, but he was known to frequent the condo. The condo was in close proximity to Titans stadium, as well as local businesses and restaurants.

McNair was known for his leadership as well as his toughness. He was a favorite among teammates and fans alike. He leaves behind a wife and four sons. McNair opened a restaurant shortly before his death. The restaurant was called "Gridiron9" and was just opened on June 19th, 2009.

photo credit: Keith Allison

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