Thousands at McNair funeral

Updated: July 11, 2009, 8:14 PM ET
Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Titans quarterback Vince Young didn't expect to speak Saturday during his mentor's funeral. He wound up summing up the emotional day with just a few words.

"Steve was like a hero to me, and heroes are not supposed to die," Young said before stopping to rub his eyes as he talked about the man he knew from football camps as a teenager and called "Pops" -- Steve McNair, his predecessor with the Titans.

McNair was shot and killed on the Fourth of July by his girlfriend, ...

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