In the wake of the shooting death of former Titans and Ravens quarterback Steve McNair, we received from many readers a link to a MySpace page containing comments that apparently were posted before the incident, on July 2, 2009 — and that seemed to indicate that someone planned to kill McNair and his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi.
The now-deleted account belonged to a person named Jett Jackson, who reportedly is a friend of Kazemi’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, Keith Norfleet.
The entry read as follows: “F–k Steve McNair and he will be nobody in ’09?” It also said, “R.I.P. Sahel Kazemi.”
We previously have ignored the information, primarily because we couldn’t reconcile the apparently organized nature of what might be a double murder made to look like a murder-suicide with the clearly disorganized ramblings that had been posted for the world to see.
(It’s the same reason we didn’t — and still don’t — give much credence to the report that a woman accosted McNair at a restaurant on Friday night, claimed that he had given her a “roofie” last year, and vowed that her boyfriend would kill McNair. Common sense suggests that anyone with the ability to stage a murder-suicide realizes not to threaten to kill the victim of the murder in a public place.)
Per the Nashville City Paper, Jackson has come forward and spoken with police. Nashville Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said that Jackson posted the statements after learning of the deaths from a handheld device that indicated an incorrect posting date.
But there are other questions about Norfleet. Though he has been interviewed extensively by police and he supposedly isn’t considered to be a suspect, he reportedly was with Kazemi in the hours after her Thursday night DUI arrest — and Norfleet possibly was with her when she bought the gun that was found at the scene.
Meanwhile, a rap song created earlier this year by Norfleet has emerged. Titled “Closed Casket,” it contains lyrics that at a minimum make us suspicious of the man who isn’t a suspect.
Here’s the key verse:
If you ever do it again bitch I’m not rapping
I’m getting a clip and clapping and I’m not laughing
They’re wrapping you up for your little trip to the morgue
While I’m preparing for my trip to the shore,
Don’t ignore me, I’m not lying, I couldn’t be more honest
If you ever do it again, you’ll die, I promise.
The full song is right here.
That said, police repeatedly have said that Norfleet isn’t considered a suspect.
Meanwhile, something about all of this continues to stink to us.
UPDATE: TacoBill has found Norfleet’s YouTube page. TacoBill also thinks that police aren’t regarding Norfleet as a suspect because he seems to be way too stupid and incompetent to make a double homicide look like a murder-suicide. We tend to agree.