NASHVILLE --- Former Titans and Ravens quarterback Steve McNair has been killed, Nashville police are reporting. McNair, 36, and a female were found shot to death, spokesman Don Aaron told reporters this afternoon. Less than a week ago, McNair opened a new restaurant — called Steve McNair’s Gridiron9 — on Jefferson Street near Tennessee State University. He said he planned to open more.
No one is in custody yet.
Titans owner Bud Adams released the following statement about the NFL veteran, who was co-MVP in 2003 and played 11 of his 13 seasons with the Titans organization:
"We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair’s passing today. 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."
“I always wanted to retire and teach kids about life, and I’m still doing that with my camps,’’ McNair told the Tennessean. “This is something that I can still give back to the community. A lot of college students don’t have the funds to go to (upscale) restaurants, but we can still offer them good food, healthy food they can afford.’’
Less than a week ago, McNair opened a new restaurant — called Steve McNair’s Gridiron9 — on Jefferson Street near Tennessee State University. He said he planned to open more.