Kazemi Didn't Kill McNair: Angry Sis

Quarterback lied to 20-year-old lover about getting a divorce
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2009 2:05 AM CDT
Police say former NFL star quarterback Steve McNair was shot dead by 20-year-old lover Sahel Kazemi, who then killed herself.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sahel Kazemi was a gentle young woman who couldn’t have murdered boyfriend Steve McNair, Kazemi’s sister Sepideh Salmani tells the Tennessean. "She was one young girl who had so many dreams that they never came true," Salmani said. "She would never kill anyone, ever. Or anything. Not even a little bug. I want people to know that." Police believe Kazemi may have shot McNair, 36, before killing herself last week in the apartment they shared.

Salmani said the former Tennessee Titans quarterback and father of four told his 20-year-old lover that he was getting a divorce from his wife, but no divorce proceeding had begun, according to records. Kazemi “was like, 'OK, now you're divorcing. We can date,'" Salmani said. "All she was trying to do was have fun, nothing else. I believe there is a third person involved."