Steve McNair’s Tragic Death
“As good as he was on the football field, that couldn’t touch the person,” agent Bus Cook
The news of Steve McNair’s death is all over the Internet…most have nothing but nice things to say about the ex-NFL quarterback who played 13 seasons before ending his career in Baltimore last season. He is, and forever will be, Air McNair. “People have certain things that they do in life,” said McNair’s longtime friend Robert Gaddy, who called 911. “We don’t need to look on the situation at this time (but) on the fact we just lost a great member of society.”
McNair and his girlfriend were both shot and killed on the Fourth of July in what appears to be a murder-suicide…he died of multiple gunshot wounds, while she died of a single shot, the weapon found under her body. It’s a tragedy. But what is even more disturbing to me, is an article I came across this morning, penned by ‘AP Sports Writer TERESA M WALKER…. Instead of focusing in on McNair’s incredible off court charity work or unwavering dedication to his teams, this alleged “writer” feels compelled to feed the haters of the world with an article about McNair’s “darkside.” Are you effing kidding me? Walker titled the piece ‘Shooting Unveils Very Different Sides to McNair.” Dude had a couple of DUI’s and that’s what Walker writes about? Disgusting. And what’s the point? Really, what possible motive could someone have for finding a few needles buried in a haystack of GOOD? This is irresponsible journalism seeking to sensationalize the death of McNair and it makes me sick to my stomach. You can read it yourself and make up your own minds….
I opt to remember a selfless man, with imperfections, whose generosity supercedes his legacy on the field…a man who routinely gave away food and money and paid for kids to attend his camp. “As good as he was on the football field, that couldn’t touch the person,” agent Bus Cook said Sunday. “I mean it just couldn’t…that was Steve McNair. That’s who he is. And who he was.”
McNair donated big to the Boys & Girls Club…he has helped relief efforts and rebuilding in New Orleans post-Katrina and his Foundation does an amazing job serving underprivileged kids. That’s the Steve I’m going to remember…RIP my friend, RIP.
As always, thanks for reading. Delinda@athlebrities.com