Remembering Steve McNair; One Year After His Death

July 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As sports fans, we never truly know our heroes. Even when we get to meet them off the field, we never truly get a chance to meet the real them.
Never has this been so drastically exemplified than in the death of former NFL player and Mississippi legend Steve McNair. One year ago today, on the Fourth of July, McNair was found dead in a condo along with his mistress, Sahel Kazemi, in a murder/suicide.
For me, McNair’s death runs deeper than being found in a condo with a woman he was having an affair with. For me, this story truly begins in 1991 and McNair’s college decision.
McNair was courted by several powerhouse football programs all over the country. The only problem was, Steve wanted to play quarterback and these big time programs wanted him to play defensive back.
To help make this decision, Steve turned to his older brother Fred McNair. Fred steered Steve to Alcorn State University, a historically black college where he would get a chance to play qu...

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