The 2009 murder of Steve McNair: Jenni Kazemi anticipated marriage to Titans quarterback


Steve McNair was murdered in 2009, here is timeline of the events
Nashville Tennessean

Editor’s note: Sports Illustrated is releasing a podcast examining the death of former Titans quarterback Steve McNair. The Tennessean is republishing some key stories from the time around McNair’s death. For more from the Tennessean archives visit

Originally published July 6, 2009

By all accounts it was a whirlwind romance.

It started about six months ago, when former Titans quarterback Steve McNair exchanged phone numbers with Sahel Kazemi, a then-19-year-old waitress working at Dave Buster’s restaurant at Opry Mills. Saturday, the relationship ended in tragedy, as the couple

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