With the Internet these days you never know what could and couldn't be true. Going through my daily routines of checking e-mail, twitter, google reader (for the other blogs I keep up with), fantasy baseball and the works. The first Tweet I read was from @soxanddawgs:
RT @BreakingNews is working to confirm Nashville media reports that Steve McNair died from an apparent murder-suicide. Details will follow.
@Jose3030 also tweeted with the link to the information from News Center 5:
Steve McNair dead in apparent murder-suicide - NEW LINK : https://bit.ly/1KH9K
The news has just been posted and it's a tragedy for any one to ever be murdered. With the Internet today, things like this can go around the world and be communicated fast and effectively. All of the sources I've heard the news from have never given me a reason to not consider them reliable. Topped with News Center 5 covering the story, I have no reason to not believe that McNair is really gone. It's a sad day when a professional athlete that is an icon to many children passes away, but even sadder when that icon is killed by gunshot.
McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL. Majority of his career was played with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans organization. Air did spend the last two seasons in Baltimore with the Ravens and was replaced by Joe Flacco. Steve McNair was a presence in the NFL and teams knew he was a threat on the field. He will be missed greatly by the National Football League as well as the rest of America who watched him on Sundays and the children who looked up to him and wanted to be that double threat quarterback on their teams. Our condolences at SportsFan4 go out to the McNair family and the NFL organizations Steve was involved in.
Thanks to Keith Allison for the picture of Steve McNair.