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July 7, 2009 | Peter Schmuck
Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair left this world under tawdry circumstances, which might help some people come to grips with another senseless, violent death, but you know it's not as simple as somebody just being in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the wrong thing. Whatever his sins were, he has surely paid a greater price for them than most, which makes this less of a lesson in morality than another cautionary tale about the perils of wealth and fame.
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July 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead in his sleep last week by a 20-year-old girlfriend distraught about mounting financial problems and her belief that he was seeing someone else, police said. Sahel Kazemi "was spinning out of control" when she shot McNair four times as he dozed on a sofa early Saturday, then turned the gun on herself, Police Chief Ronal Serpas said.
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November 27, 1994 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
An hour before the game, Steve McNair cried. "It hit me," he said. It could have been his last college football game. "I love these guys," he said. And so, an hour before kickoff, he stood before his Alcorn State University teammates in the locker room and said his piece. We let Grambling slip away, he said. We can't let JSU slip away, too. There weren't many dry eyes, his coach said, when Steve McNair finished talking.
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July 8, 2009 | Mike Penner
Is Steve McNair worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? The Baltimore Sun asked the 44 Hall of Fame voters to answer that question. Of the 24 who responded, 17 said the late quarterback lacked the necessary career statistics. "I didn't consider McNair a Hall of Fame candidate before he died and don't consider him one now," said Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News. "His numbers are nowhere close to being Hall of Fame-worthy."
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November 12, 1994
I think it would be fitting for Steve McNair to win the Heisman Trophy this season. I started thinking the award was pretty meaningless when they gave it to Tim Brown after his mediocre season in 1987. I was just about convinced when they gave it to Miami's fourth- or fifth-best player (Gino Torretta) in 1991. Why not give it to a junior college quarterback this year and remove all doubt? ROB OSBORNE Redondo Beach Steve McNair, the second coming of David Klingler.
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July 30, 2006
'I've been here 11 years now, and we've been through quarterback, quarterback, quarterback. It's one thing to bring in a quarterback and say he's going to have a great future. It's another thing to bring in a quarterback who's proved it.' Ray Lewis, Baltimore linebacker, on new Ravens quarterback Steve McNair
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October 8, 1994
Nice story by Gene Wojciechowski on Steve McNair (Oct. 2), but you just don't get it about the Heisman. It was designed for big plays in big games, not for big plays in defenseless leagues. It's not about race or about live TV. Kordell Stewart and Napoleon Kaufman, so far, have met the big-game test. DON TROY Malibu
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November 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Given the plight of their defense this season, the Cincinnati Bengals seemed an unlikely candidate to win a game without scoring a touchdown. Facing the Baltimore Ravens, however, Cincinnati made the improbable a reality. Shayne Graham kicked a team-record seven field goals, and the Bengals completed a season sweep of the Ravens with a 21-7 victory.
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January 7, 2001 | ROY JURGENS
* The line: Tennessee by 6. * Story line: This one should come down to the wire, as five of the last seven games in this series have been decided by four points or less. The Titans are 16-1 at Adelphia Coliseum, with the lone loss coming against the Ravens in Week 11. These teams are mirror images of each other, despite very different coaching philosophies. * Keys to the game: Steve McNair: Look for McNair to use a lot of multiple-receiver sets to open up the running game.
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July 27, 1995 | Associated Press
To Houston Oiler coaches, it looks like dollar signs didn't keep Steve McNair from doing his homework. "He's hungry and he's been studying," offensive coordinator Jerry Rhome said. "He's running very smooth." McNair, the No. 3 overall draft pick from Alcorn State, practiced with the rest of the Oilers for the first time Wednesday morning, a day after signing a seven-year contract worth nearly $30 million. The rookie quarterback was clearly the center of attention.
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July 7, 2009 | Scott Calvert
The pistol apparently used to kill former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and his girlfriend Saturday was bought by the 20-year-old woman less than two days earlier, Nashville police said Monday. Authorities stressed that they have not concluded that Sahel Kazemi killed the retired football star and then turned the gun on herself. Police are awaiting the results of a ballistics analysis, including gunshot residue tests, and tracking down details of the pair's final hours.
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July 7, 2009 | Peter Schmuck
Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair left this world under tawdry circumstances, which might help some people come to grips with another senseless, violent death, but you know it's not as simple as somebody just being in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the wrong thing. Whatever his sins were, he has surely paid a greater price for them than most, which makes this less of a lesson in morality than another cautionary tale about the perils of wealth and fame.
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July 6, 2009 | Jamie Smith Hopkins
The death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair this weekend was a homicide, Nashville police said Sunday, adding it could be days before they will be able to classify the death of the woman found in the same condominium with a pistol underneath her body. McNair was shot four times -- twice in the chest and twice in the head, according to police. Sahel Kazemi, 20, had a single gunshot wound to the side of her head. Police said they have been told that McNair, who was married, was dating Kazemi.
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July 5, 2009 | Sam Farmer
Details trickled out of Tennessee late Saturday about the death of quarterback Steve McNair, a onetime NFL co-most valuable player who, along with a female companion, was found shot in a Nashville condominium. Police said McNair, 36, a retired Tennessee Titans star, was found on a sofa and had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, whereas 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi had one to the head. A pistol was found near her body.
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April 18, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 13-year career in which he was selected co-MVP, led the Tennessee Titans to the Super Bowl and orchestrated the most successful regular season in the Ravens history. The 35-year-old McNair guided the Ravens to a franchise-best 13-3 record in 2006, his first season in Baltimore.
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November 12, 2007 | From the Associated Press
BALTIMORE -- Given the plight of their defense this season, the Cincinnati Bengals seemed an unlikely candidate to win a game without scoring a touchdown. Facing the Baltimore Ravens, however, Cincinnati made the improbable a reality. Shayne Graham kicked a team-record seven field goals, and the Bengals completed a season sweep of the Ravens with a 21-7 victory.
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September 25, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Tennessee Titan quarterback Steve McNair made his first visit to the practice field since back surgery and said he feels "great." McNair underwent surgery for a ruptured disk last weekend and is expected to be sidelined at least five more weeks. The injury ended his streak of consecutive starts at 34. McNair, who opened the season with a career-high 341 yards and three touchdown passes in a 36-35 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, is eager to return to play again.
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October 22, 1999 | JERRY CROWE
The Tennessee Titans, tied for the division lead, are 4-1 with backup quarterback Neil O'Donnell in the lineup while Steve McNair recuperates from back surgery. But McNair is expected to move back into his starting role when he's ready to return, perhaps next week. That isn't a popular position among Titan fans, who see O'Donnell as a seasoned veteran with playoff experience, compared to McNair's 17-16 record as a starter since 1997.
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September 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair will start Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, but offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden will be out for the second consecutive week. McNair sat out last week's win over the New York Jets because of a groin pull. "Steve seems to have gotten through the week OK, so hopefully it will show up that way on Sunday," Ravens Coach Brian Billick said Friday. "It was just a matter of how he felt. He felt pretty good, so that was the key."
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November 13, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Steve McNair had just directed the biggest comeback in Baltimore Ravens history when he embraced his former coach, Tennessee's Jeff Fisher, at midfield and the two exchanged a few words. One could perhaps assume that Fisher told McNair to make like rocker Tom Petty and "Don't come around here no more." That's what the Titans essentially told McNair a few months ago.
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