Say What: Did Steve McNair’s Wife Have Him Killed?!

Rucuss staffDecember 6, 2013

Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead in his sleep by his girlfriend in 2009.

Sahel ‘Jenny’ Kazemi then turned the gun on herself. The Nashville police ruled it a murder-suicide. Reports said Kazemi shot McNair four times as he slept on a sofa because she was distraught about mounting financial problems and her belief that he was seeing someone else.

Kazemi was making payments on two cars, her rent was doubling and she suspected McNair, who was married, was having a second affair with another woman.

Five years later, the show True Crime With Aphrodite Jones on.the Discovery ID channel investigates whether McNair and his girlfriend may have been killed. Its revealed on the show that some investigators didn’t believe it was a murder-suicide, but didn’t want to reopen the case.

True Crime With Aphrodite Jones also reports the gun was owned by a man who was just released from jail for a murder during a botched robbery attempt. It’s unclear how Kazemi got the gun.


The show insinuates that McNair’s wife Mechelle may have had some involvement because of her strange behavior after his death. Mechelle claims she never knew of the affair until his death.

Watch and excerpt from the report below.


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