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

MONEY PEEPS.. His wife knew... His poor children probably met her as "Daddy's friend"...
The "wife" if we may call a lady who sticks around after the reputation he had, did not want to give up the "Meal Ticket"..
Of course if we look at it as it is... SHE IS PROBABLY better off now!! HUH???
He will no longer be paying for condo's, escalades and vacations with her childrens inheritance....
Just saying...


This is the least punishment for a great sin (Adultry).
I wish God bless them.


This was such a tragedy. When men cheat they don't think with the brain in thier heads. Jenny was only twenty years old for a few weeks, so technically he was having an affair with a teenager! I feel for his children and his wife. And hope that every grown married man take heed to McNair's situation.


McNair got just what he deserved - these men who make money
thinks that they are above approach and as long as it's them, they can do anything they want regardless who they hurt and not have to pay the price - all sports are the same - these men who travel think the skys the limit -look at your politians - no sympthay for any of them. Sum women also


This is a sad time.
But this girl had no right of doing what she did. McNair was a smart man and he should have known some of the outcomes for cheating on his wife. Instead he said I don't care nothing bad is gonna haoppen to me but look where you are now. On Thursday you are gonna be put to rest so i hope that your DUMB choice was worth it. My heart goes out to the McNair family as well as the other family.


Looks like his community outreach programme for 20 year old hussies kinda backfired on him


It is kind of a good clear news for me.Because he don't have to cheat others.She is a muslim .He had to be carefull.He had a wife he didn't had to this with her.He had childeren.Why did he marry?I am happy he about this news.She is an afghan girl i think.She didn't have to do things in possible a christian and 12years married do this with 20years of girl like her grandchild.shame shame.haha.


Yes Steve was wrong for cheating on his wife & kids. In in the eyes of God, no sin is greater than another. We all have our faults, but no one deserves to be shot down like a dog! We never should rejoice whenever children are being affected by such malicious acts! These boys are w/o a father & I think we should empathize with them. The pics the media are broadcasting w/the 2 parasailing are very inhumane & I am sure hurtful considering the fact his wife hasn't even buried him yet. So let's not cast stones. We only have one judge that we answer to & he's the only one that matters!


Guess he won't be postin up at wild wings in H'burg bein a a-hole anymore.... Do dirty....


In the end, we reap what we sow. Certainly no good could come of an extramarital affair. My sympathies go out to this wife and kids because that's a heck of a way to find out your husband is cheating. How do you get over THAT? Where is the closure for THAT?

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