Former NFL Star Steve McNair, Lover Sahel Kazemi Killed

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Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair, who made three Pro Bowls and led the Tennessee Titans within one yard of forcing overtime in Super Bowl XXXIV, was shot and killed July 4 along with his rumored lover, Sahel Kazemi.

His wife, Mechelle McNair, may have only learned about the gridiron star's affair with the gorgeous young woman after the clandestine couple's grisly deaths.

Nashville police confirmed that Steve McNair, 36, was killed by four bullets at close range, two of which hit him in the head, and ruled his death a homicide.

His lover, Sahel Kazemi, 20, died of a single gunshot wound from the same semiautomatic weapon found on the floor under her body, police also said.

Sahel Kazemi and Steve McNair, a dad of four boys, were dating for several months, friends told cops; McNair apparently kept the affair a secret from his wife Mechelle.

Police stopped short of calling the slayings a murder-suicide carried out by Kazemi, but said they are not looking for any suspects. Cops ruled McNair's death a homicide and have not ruled on Kazemi's death, citing the need for more tests.

Sahel Kazemi and Steve McNair, a dad of four boys, were dating for several months, friends told cops; McNair apparently kept the affair a secret from his wife.

Kazemi's aunt Sepideh Salmani told The Tennessean newspaper that after they met a sports bar where she was waitressing, "They exchanged phone numbers, and started dating from there." They also recently went on a tropical vacation together.

Follow the jump for more on this story, including how the secret couple met, and pictures of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi together ...

Salmani said her beautiful, raven-haired niece believed that McNair was in the process of getting a divorce. Kazemi's sister told
The Florida Times-Union of Jacksonville that Sahel Kazemi had expected to wed Steve McNair.

"She said they were planning to get married," Soheyla Kazemi said.

Investigators said Steve McNair had been drinking at a pair of Nashville bars Friday - Blue Moon Lagoon Bar and Loser's Bar - into the early-morning hours of Saturday and then returned to the downtown condo he shared with a pal.

Although neighbors have not reported hearing gunshots, cops believe McNair and Kazemi died about 2 a.m., nearly 12 hours before their bodies were found.

There was no sign of forced entry at the condo, and investigators are checking whether the couple had been having a "lovers' quarrel," cops said.

It was not immediately known whom the pistol belonged to, although McNair did have a permit to carry a gun, police said. Kazemi, who was raised by an aunt in Florida after her parents were killed in Iran, moved to Nashville with ex-boyfriend Keith Norfleet.

Norfleet, whom investigators want to talk to, had a "volatile" relationship with Kazemi but was trying to win her back from McNair, his stepmother said.

"They had a lot of jealousy in their relationship and they'd fight and break up a lot," said Trudie Norfleet. "He loved her. ... He's awful torn up about it."

The quarterback, renowned in Nashville for his extensive work in the community, rented the condo overlooking the Titans stadium with sporting goods dealer Wayne Neeley, who called McNair's best friend after seeing the bodies sprawled on a couch.

Steve McNair, Sahel Kazemi

I mean't to say mechelle bitch azz is my aunt through marriage not my step mother!


@FAMU oh shut the fuck up! Bitch if u knew how mechelle's dumb azz is u wouldn't even be defending for her retarted azz! So keep ur fucking comments to ur self bitch!


First of all fuck mechelle! Steve was my uncle and mechelle's bitch azz is my step mother and that dumb bitch had my uncle and jenny murdered! I don't believe this was a murder- suicide like the nashville police department claimed it was! Mechelle got away with double murder and i hope the bitch burns in hell and to everyone on this site that's defending for her can go to hell right along with this dumb bitch! Anyway rip uncle steve I love you and miss u dearly!


That crazy ho was wacked. No matter how hot a bitch's bangers, if she wacked stay away. RIP McNair.


Celebrity bug is obviously crazy. How and the heck is she an innocent victim. Even though McNair is a cheater, no one deserves their life taken. She came into it knowing he was married(12yrs) and she willingly got envolved with him and when he was about to leave her, she decided t kill him and herself. Not cute! Neither one of them are innocent but my prayer goes out to both of their families for the loss. And moreover to his wife. She has to be a stronge black woman and handle this scandel, humiliation, and the pressure to raise her children in America and produce them as stronge black men and women.


To all the people that say "McNair should have known better! Now look what happened!". Please shut up! That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. How is he supposed to know that he's going to die if he cheats on his wife?? Who would possibly be stupid enough to expect such a thing?
He chose the wrong woman and that's not his fault. This woman, Sahel, is a jealous, cruel, and cold-blooded killer. There was absolutely no reason to kill him. She even knew he was married. It's her fault she went along and got her hopes up. She should have known there would be a 98% chance that he would not leave his wife and 4 kids for some teenage waitress b*tch. She should have killed herself only.
To all black people out there.. I apologize on behalf of ALL PERSIANS to all black people affected by this. We are not like this woman (a cold-blooded killer). Her parents were killed when she was a child, and that made her psychotic and a walking timebomb waiting to explode.


As a persian male, I am ashamed that this woman shares the same race as me. I can't believe how jealous she was.. to the point where she would kill a man in his sleep.. that is just cruel. He didn't even belong to her. He was married with 4 kids and he was only with her for a few months.. how selfish was this woman?? If she was so distraught with her life, she should have just killed herself. Why him?? He bought her a Cadillac, took her on a vacation, and had a romantic time together.. and he's a famous superstar.. that should have been enough, but she wanted everything from him. And because she didn't get it, she decided to kill both him and herself and make both their families have to deal with the agony and suffering for the rest of her life. What a selfish b*tch. She is a disgrace to Persian women. I have no sympathy for her.


Sahel Kazemi is one innocent victim's name. It is quite unfortunate that her struggle for existence is mis-interpreted. She was cheated most meanest way by one of those human-bug. all the human being from those cheap-famed bugs. May god bless her sacred soul with all the peace, relief and happiness.


So if she's a hoochie or a "jump off", what is he? A dumb fucking tool. Neither had a lick of morals and values. He's a pathetic John if she's a hoochie. I agree... they are a matched made in HELL and they deserve each other. He wanted his cake and eat it too. Mmm... hope it was good. Idiot! The wife... not her problem. The kids...not her problem. He should of given a shit, but he made his choice. To add insult to injury, there was even another woman. Dude probably has a STD. Cheaters never prosper!!!


If God does not like adultery- why did he invent it?

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