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Why Steve McNair Deserves No Sympathy

By Ed Berliner On July - 9 - 2009

I have a wealth of respect for what Steve McNair accomplished as an athlete.

No one can take away his obvious football skills, his passion for winning, and his on-field leadership qualities under difficult circumstances.

I have a similar wealth of disdain and a total lack of sympathy for McNair as a husband, a father, and what led to his being murdered.

In light of what has now been revealed by Nashville police, McNair died cheating on his wife, making a decision that will leave his four children without a father and likely believing, as many celebrities and star athletes do, that they are above the laws governing the rest of us.

Sahel Kazemi knew what she was getting into and apparently had no issues dating a married man. Then again, it’s all too often we hear about young girls being wooed by older, mature, wealthier men, who sometimes have a smidgen of celebrity to go along with the rest.

We will never know if McNair was continuously feeding her the classic line about being prepared to leave his wife, if he was honest with her abo...

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