Steve McNair spent 13 years as a quarterback in the NFL, but according to The Seattle Times, he could have just as easily had a prolific baseball career after the Mariners selected him in the 35th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball draft.
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Titans coach Jeff Fisher welled up within seconds of discussing the life — and death — of slain former QB Steve McNair at a news conference Monday.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher reflected on his memories of Steve McNair on Monday. Visibly emotional, Fisher called his former quarterback, who was found shot to death on the Fourth of July, one of the “greatest competitors” he ever knew.
As I stood next to Steve McNair during my interview with him following Super Bowl XXXIV, I couldn’t help but admire his determination, leadership and toughness.
Former NFL running back Eddie George, like a lot of Nashville citizens, is having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that Steve McNair is dead and that he was murdered.
It’s not often that we go into our private closet to discuss issues and conversations one might have with our closest friends. But the tragic death of Steve McNair has harkened such a conversation I had with my 20-year-plus friend, Deion Sanders. We are both married, and one day, we were discussing the incredibly high divorce rate among celebrities and athletes.
Nashville, Tenn., police report that former NFL QB Steve McNair was shot several times, while a female friend died nearby in the condo of a single gunshot wound. Police will not classify the nature of the crime at this point, but they also say they are seeking no suspects at this time as well.
The NFL has lost a true gladiator with the tragic shooting death of Steve McNair. As I reflect on McNair’s career, I think of the inspiration he represents to players across the league, but particularly, players from small schools.
The former Pro Bowler and NFL MVP was found dead today from a gunshot wound, leaving behind a vibrant legacy as a player and human being.