Though there has been a vague presumption that the wife of slain NFL quarterback Steve McNair was aware that he had a girlfriend, a report in the New York Daily News indicates that this simply wasn’t the case.
Tim Ghianni and Jonathan Lemire of the Daily News report that Mechelle McNair didn’t know that her late husband was dating 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi.
“She’s blindsided by this,” one source said. “She’s crushed. Her whole world is
The fact that Mechelle McNair didn’t know combined with a claim from Kazemi’s family that McNair would soon be divorcing his wife could point to a set of facts in which McNair was trying to break things off with Kazemi, who while under the influence of alcohol (or something else) might have reacted irrationally — and violently — to the news.
But where did the gun come from? It possibly belonged to McNair, who might have left the thing laying around without ever considering that the girl he was dating would use it on him.
Regardless of how this all shakes out, 15 years after a former NFL star found himself accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend, a former NFL star is the victim in a murder mystery that might be as simple as it all seems, or that might end up being a lot more complex.