Steve McNair found dead of gunshot wound

According to reports by espn.com former Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

The incident happened near 2nd South & Lea Ave in downtown Nashville. In addition to McNair a female was also found dead.

From News Channel 5

“According to Don Aaron with the Metro Nashville Police Department, no suspects have been taken into custody. Several people were being taken to police headquarters for questioning.”

“We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair’s passing today,” Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. said in a statement. “He was one of the finest players to play for our organization and one of the most beloved players by our fans. He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they deal with his untimely passing.”

The Houston Oilers picked McNair with the third overall selection in the 1995 draft. He played 10 seasons with the Oilers/Titans and 2 more with the Baltimore Ravens. He was a 3 time pro bowl selection and was the 2003 Co-AP NFL MVP

From Twitterland:

@markschlerethJust got home to the nwes of Steve McNair’s death. My heart breaks for him and his family and the woman involved. People please PRAY!

@SI_PeterKing Two thoughts on Steve McNair: One of the classiest gentlemen I have covered. Never an excuse after a bad day. Guts of a burglar.

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