Details shed new light on McNair's death

Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 8:32pm

While the news that Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has died has Nashville in a state of shock, has gathered new information that sheds a different light on his untimely death.

McNair, 36, and an unnamed woman, were found dead Saturday in downtown Nashville.

The pair died of apparent gunshots wounds and were found in a condominium at 2nd and Lea Avenues in Rutledge Hill. The woman, sources say, was approximately 20 years of age.

While Metro Police has reported that details are sketchy, sources say that at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday morning, McNair was celebrating the holiday weekend at the Blue Moon Restaurant near the John C. Tune Airport.

According to the same sources, a white woman in her early 20s, around 5-foot-4, approached McNair at the restaurant and accused him of slipping her a “roofie” a year ago.

The woman then told McNair, according to sources, that her boyfriend was going to kill him.

Roofie is a slang term for Rohypnol, a sedative dating back to the early 1970s that is used in hospitals for deep sedation, but is now a fairly infamous date-rape drug.

Multiple sources have confirmed that this information has been shared with the Metro Police Department. Metro Police has yet to identify the dead woman, but is it unknown if the woman at the restaurant is the same woman found in the condo.

Nashville will update this story as more information comes available.


6 Comments on this post:

By: zeru on 7/5/09 at 1:14

I'm a big fan of steve, I was shocked !
It is such a tragic event to loose such a great person this way. My prayer to his wife and kids.

Zeru Gonderiew

By: idgaf on 7/5/09 at 3:36

That story don't sound plausable.

By: EddieA on 7/5/09 at 6:02

I am not a football fan. I never met Steve McNair and I voted against the Titans' stadium deal. I have never attended a game, because I can't afford it. However, I consider myself a rational himan being.

Mr. McNair ment a lot to the children on Nashville. While many young children did not know their numbers, they could receite the numbers on the football jersey's of most of the Titans' players.

His past has been shaky, DUI stops, handgun violations, etc. What I have read in the news papers, blogs, and heard on local and national news reports is sad, really sad. A death, any death, is tragic.

By: NewYorker1 on 7/6/09 at 8:04

It sounds like McNair surrounded himself with a lot of the wrong people. This is why it's so important to surround yourself with people that are on the same level as you are. I am sad that this young man's life has been taken and my prayers go out to his WIFE and children. Steve was so WRONG for having a girlfriend on the side. See, God don't like ugly.

By: sidneyames on 7/6/09 at 8:18

NY1 you are correct. He lived a "risky" life style on the side. In the public eye, he was a saint and I agree he did a lot of wonderful things for children and the less fortunate people. Maybe if his focus was on his own family, he'd be alive today. If this 20-year old in this article is a real threat, they will find her. If she was the same one in his apartment, then maybe she let the boyfriend in and he killed them both. BUT maybe not! The sad part is that he bought her a car with his money that probably should have gone to his family.

By: SirKnight on 7/6/09 at 1:15

sidneyjames said: "The sad part is that he bought her a car with his money that probably should have gone to his family."

THAT'S THE SAD PART? The sad part to me is that two people died unnecessarily.

The girlfriend might have been high and delusional and killed Steve in a rage. Steve chose to have a fling with a 19-year-old girl (who just turned 20 last month). He apparently told her he was filing divorce papers, when, so far, there is no firm evidence of that. And another female that he apparently had some relationship with accused him of drugging her and she threatens to have him killed.

These are all stupid and selfish actions that violate the trust many people placed in Steve McNair, namely his family. He also broke the trust, love and admiration he had from the NFL, the Titans organization and the fans!

We all are at a loss as to why people do the things they do. I guess some people think they never have to suffer the consequences of their actions!