McNair Ditched Lover in DUI Bust Days Before Murder

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 10, 2009 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Former NFL star Steve McNair apparently ditched his lover during a DUI bust just two days before she killed him in a murder-suicide, according to a police video. On the video, McNair's girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, fails a field sobriety test in Nashville, and McNair takes off in a cab. "He's not happy," the cop tells Kazemi. "I told him you wanted to talk to him. He just left in a taxi."

Kazemi was driving the Cadillac Escalade McNair had given her as a birthday gift, reports the New York Post. McNair later bailed Kazemi out of jail. The next day she reportedly talked to a friend about ending her life. McNair was buried yesterday after a service in Nashville, Tenn.