Titans to open stadium for McNair fans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Steve McNair fans wanting to pay their respects to the former NFL quarterback will be able to do so at the stadium where he created so many memories.
The Tennessee Titans are opening LP Field Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans can leave personal messages in a book that will be given to the McNair family. Video boards will show McNair highlights and a photo mural of his career with the Titans will be on display.
The ticket office also will be accepting donations to the Steve McNair Foundation.
McNair and his girlfriend Sahel Kazemi were found shot to death Saturday. A memorial service for McNair is being held Thursday night in Nashville. There will be a funeral service Saturday at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg with a private burial in his hometown of Mt. Olive.
Tennessee's state medical examiner said Tuesday that investigators have been hesitant to conclude that Kazemi killed the NFL star and herself because she didn't appear to have a motive, but that murder-suicide is the most likely scenario.
After the couple was found dead, police were quick to label McNair's death a homicide. He had been shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, while Kazemi was dead from a single gunshot to the head. Under her body was a gun she had purchased less than two days before the killings.
Investigators were waiting on ballistics tests on the weapon before issuing a ruling on Kazemi's death, which medical examiner Bruce Levy said could come in the next few days. Kazemi's gun purchase, which was revealed on Monday, is a strong indication that she was responsible, he said.
"If we had known on Sunday about the gun I think we would have been very comfortable in ruling murder-suicide," he said. "I'll be very surprised now if they rule it isn't."
Levy said an apparent lack of motive by Kazemi has made investigators careful about exploring every possibility, including the unlikely scenario that a third party could have staged the scene. Their relationship lacked typical indicators of trouble -- such as concerned family members or police reports and protection orders.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
STEVE McNAIR: 1973-2009
Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was found dead July 4, 2009, at age 36. He was fatally shot by a girlfriend in a murder-suicide, according to police.