Steve McNair

NFL quarterback Steve McNair was buried Saturday after what is being called one of the biggest funerals in Mississippi’s recent history. The service was held in the Reed Green Coliseum on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Almost 5,000 fans and old friends showed up to pay their last respects to the late athlete. Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young got emotional while speaking briefly about McNair:

“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.


Steve McNair was shot and killed on July 4th by his girlfriend, who then shot herself in the head. The death was ruled a “murder-suicide” shortly thereafter.

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