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The same day as Nashville police revealed that slain former NFL star Steve McNair carried on an affair with a second mistress, Leah Ignagni, his text messages to the mistress who shot and killed him have been made public for the first time.

More than 50 text messages between McNair and Kazemi were exchanged in the hours before police say she shot him to death and turned the gun on herself.

The McNair texts support authorities' theory that she was out of control.

Nashville police released the findings last night as part of a case summary and detailed the texts sent in the two hours before the July 4 murder-suicide.

Sahel Kazemi texted Steve McNair July 3 to ask for $2,000 to pay bills. She said she might need to go to a hospital because she could hardly breathe.

Police say texts show McNair had someone transfer her the money. Txts also show Kazemi meeting McNair at the Nashville condo where he was shot.

He asked her to leave the front door open for him.

Steve McNair mistresses Leah Ignagni, left, and Sahel Kazemi. Could Kazemi's jealousy of Ignagni have fueled a downward spiral and led to a grisly murder-suicide?

In response to a CBS report questioning the results of the Nashville police investigation, the department released its information, and spokesman Don Aaron said “there has been nothing uncovered that suggests this is not a murder-suicide.”

The CBS report Monday interviewed friends portraying Sahel Kazemi as happy and showed that she had about $2,500 in her account when she died.

Kazemi’s texts to Steve McNair talk of her showing furniture she planned to sell to some people and how she was at a store “trying to fix” her cell phone.

McNair texted her to say he had someone transfer the money she needed. Kazemi later texted McNair three more times asking to be with him that night.

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Former NFL star Steve McNair had a blood-alcohol level that was double Tennessee's legal limit for driving when his girlfriend shot him to death.

Tennessee Assistant Medical Examiner Feng Li said there was no way to tell from the report how long before McNair's death he had been drinking.

Police have said that McNair was likely asleep when he was shot twice in the head and twice in the chest. There were no signs of a fight or argument.

The 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi shot Steve McNair, who was married, July 4 in a Nashville condo before killing herself in a gruesome murder-suicide.

Both Kazemi and McNair were found dead July 4.

Police also said Monday that a toxicology report showed a trace amount of marijuana in the body of Kazemi, who was the football star's girlfriend.

Sahel Kazemi was arrested for drunken driving in Nashville two days before the shooting. Police video showed her telling officers that she was high.

The day after that, Kazemi purchased a gun - allegedly from Adrian J. Gilliam, Jr., who has been arrested in connection with McNair's murder.

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An arrest has been made in the death of NFL star Steve McNair.

Nashville police have taken Adrian J. Gilliam Jr. into custody as the man allegedly responsible for selling Sahel Kazemi the gun she used to kill her lover and then herself.

Kazemi, McNair's mistress, reportedly purchased the weapon for $100 on July 2, two days before she took her own life in a horrific murder/suicide.

Prosecutors are expected to announce the charges against Gilliam later today.

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Steve McNair's mistress Sahel Kazemi was busted for DUI two days before she crazily murdered the former NFL star QB and then committed suicide.

The DUI represents one of the circumstances - including Sahel's belief that Steve had another lover - that cops believe led to the grisly killings.

Nashville, Tenn., police have released footage of the incident taken from a dashboard camera. Sahel Kazemi was pulled over for speeding on July 2.

She was then forced to take field sobriety tests, which she failed. Check out the video of Steve McNair's girlfriend getting stopped by the cops ...

Cops allowed Steve McNair and another man in the Escalade at the time to leave in a taxi. Steve showed up at the jail later on to post bail for Sahel.

The following day, Kazemi purchased a gun from a Nashville location.

Then, in the early morning hours of July 4, she killed McNair and then herself in a grotesque murder-suicide, the true motives of which are still unclear.

Click to enlarge more Sahel Kazemi pictures, including vacation photos with McNair, who was married with four children, at an undetermined location:

Steve McNair, Sahel Kazemi

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The 911 tape placed after Steve McNair and girlfriend Sahel Kazemi were discovered dead has just been released by the Metro Nashville Police Department.

The late NFL star's friend, Robert Gaddy, made the call and was hysterical as the dispatcher desperately tried to get information from him on what happened.

Wayne Neely, Steve McNair's roommate at the Nashville condo where he was found, initially discovered the bodies and notified Gaddy to make the 911 call.

Cops announced yesterday that they believe Sahel Kazemi murdered Steve and then killed herself in a grisly murder-suicide. The two were having an affair.

Steve McNair, 36, was married to Mechelle McNair (belw), and had been since 1997. It is not believed Mechelle knew about Sahel Kazemi, 20, or vice versa.

Follow the link to listen to the 911 call. It is unpleasant.

Mechelle McNair, wife of Steve McNair, must not only cope with her husband's murder and raising their four children alone, but with the revelation of his affair.

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Police in Nashville, Tenn., say their investigation of former NFL star Steve McNair's murder "clearly points to a murder-suicide" at the hands of Sahel Kazemi.

Medical examiner Dr. Feng Li says preliminary test results conducted in the football player's death show his girlfriend fired the gun that killed both of them.

Feng conducted autopsies on the bodies of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi, and is able to make the determination from the crime scene investigation, police interviews, the autopsy findings and preliminary lab results, including a gun residue test.

Moreover, police have now revealed the following:

  • Sahel Kazemi told friends her life was "all messed up" and she was "going to end it all" before the incident early July 4.
  • Kazemi was stressed out - she had two car payments, her roommate was moving out and she recently began thinking McNair was seeing someone else (he was actually married, since 1997, to Mechelle McNair, and had four kids).
  • The shell casings match the weapon purchased by her the same week of the shootings and there was trace evidence on her left hand.
  • The lack of struggle, Steve's position on the couch and the trajectory of the bullet leads police to believe that McNair was "likely asleep" on the couch when he was shot four times (once at point blank range) and killed.

So neither McNair's wife, nor Sahel Kazemi, knew about the other? Could this astonishing fact have filled the lack of motive that police were struggling with?

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Investigators are hesitant to conclude that Steve McNair’s girlfriend Sahel Kazemi killed the NFL star and herself because she didn’t appear to have a motive.

That said, a murder-suicide is still the most likely scenario.

After the couple was discovered shot to death on Saturday, police were quick to label Steve McNair’s death a homicide. He had been shot twice in the head and twice in the chest. Sahel Kazemi was dead from a single gunshot to the head.

Under her body was a gun the 20-year-old had purchased less than two days before the killings. Investigators were waiting on ballistics tests on the weapon before issuing a ruling on Kazemi’s death, which could come in the next few days.

Kazemi’s gun purchase, which was revealed earlier this week, is a strong indication that she was responsible for the deaths of McNair, 36, and herself.

Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi were found dead Saturday. [Photo: TMZ]

Nevertheless, an apparent lack of motive by Sahel Kazemi has officials being careful about exploring every possibility, including the unlikely but plausible scenario that a third party could have killed them and staged the scene.

Their relationship lacked typical indicators of trouble, such as concerned family members and friends, police reports, restraining orders, etc.

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Nashville Police investigating the shooting deaths of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and his girlfriend Sahel Kazemi held a press conference last night in which officials described their investigation of events leading up to the killings.

The two were found dead on Saturday, July 4. Here is what police believe happened prior to that, along with the holes they are trying to fill:

  • Sahel Kazemi was pulled over for DUI Thursday morning between 1-1:30 a.m. Steve McNair was a passenger but was allowed to leave the scene via taxi with another person. Kazemi admitted to being high at the time.
  • Thursday night, Sahel Kazemi purchased a semi-automatic pistol. Police will not say who she got it from, but they think this gun killed McNair.
  • Early Saturday morning, McNair met Kazemi at his Nashville condo.
  • At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, a 911 call was made alerting police of the shootings. Police believe the bodies were actually discovered before 1 p.m., and are "concerned" about the time lapse they believe occurred.

Police have stated that Steve McNair was murdered. They are still waiting for ballistics tests and gunshot residue reports to classify Sahel Kazemi's death.

Steve McNair was married to wife Mechelle since 1997, and it is looking like his affair with the 20-year-old Kazemi was not revealed until their deaths.

Their home was listed for sale while he was having an affair, prompting rumors that he was getting a divorce, but he and his wife were just moving.

McNair's realtor said Steve and Mechelle listed their Nashville mansion and were looking to buy another place near a lake. No sign of marital problems or splitting up. The home was set to be sold for $2.9 million, and is still for sale.

Kazemi reportedly told friends that she loved and wanted to marry Steve.

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Nashville police investigating the murder of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair now think the gun used to slay him belonged to Sahel Kazemi.

That would be the 20-year-old woman McNair was having an affair with.

McNair was found shot four times - twice in the head and twice in the body - in a fatal, mysterious incident at a Nashville condo early Saturday.

Sahel Kazemi suffered a single, fatal gunshot to the head.

Don Aaron, a Nashville police spokesman said this afternoon, "We believe the pistol recovered from the apartment was purchased by Kazemi."

Cops were told Kazemi and McNair "had been in a dating relationship," even though McNair was married to his wife Mechelle and has four kids.

The gun in question was found underneath Kazemi's body - the police think murder-suicide is a possibility, but have yet to say anything official.

While her death was the first time some people close to McNair even heard of Sahel Kazemi, she told her family she wanted to marry McNair.

The deaths of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi, 20, exposed their affair. McNair, 36, made three Pro Bowls and led Tennessee to Super Bowl XXXIV. [Photo: TMZ.com]

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Six months ago, former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair exchanged phone numbers with Sahel Kazemi, then 19 and working at Dave & Buster's restaurant.

Saturday, the relationship ended when they were found dead in a Nashville condo. McNair's death has been ruled a homocide; Kazemi's is still being investigated.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the events leading up to the deaths, but according to friends of Kazemi, she was smitten and so was McNair.

Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi were kind of an open secret, it seems.

He bought her a black Cadillac Escalade for her 20th birthday this past May. Her family met the former NFL star over a sushi dinner that same weekend.

"We met him because I don't watch football and didn't know who he was," said Farzin Abdi, Kazemi's nephew, who was in town from Jacksonville to retrieve the body.

Kazemi's family and friends pieced together a portrait of their relationship - one they were leery of because of her age - as officials confirmed Sunday that McNair was shot four times in the early morning hours of July 4.

Police say Steve McNair was murdered.

They have yet to classify the death of Sahel Kazemi, who died of one gunshot wound to the side of the head. Police found a gun beneath her body.

Before the clandestine couple was found dead of gunshot wounds early Saturday, Sahel Kazemi had told her nephew that Steve McNair "owned multiple guns."

According to The Tennessean, Kazemi had discussed visiting a shooting range with Farzin Abdi, and had mentioned that she was unhappy living alone.

They discussed the potential for Kazemi acquiring a gun permit, but according to Abdi, "She told me she didn't have to because Steve had lots of guns."

Steve, 36, married Mechelle McNair in 1997, and no accounts of the couple's separation have been reported. The McNairs have four children together.

Soheyla Kazemi, Sahel's sister, rejected theories that her sister may have orchestrated a murder-suicide, killing the former football great and herself.

"It’s not true. She loves Steve too much," Soheyla Kazemi said in an interview with the Florida Times-Union. "She said they were planning to get married."

Nashville police have solicited the help of the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to trace the origin of the gun they found at the crime scene Saturday.