Report: Former NFL QB Steve McNair Found Dead

Alex JohnsonCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2009

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 9:  Quarterback Steve McNair #9 of the Tennessee Titans rolls out against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 9, 2005 in Houston, Texas. The Titans defeated the Texans 34-20. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

According to reports from NewsChannel5 in Nashville, former Tennessee NFL QB Steve McNair has been shot and killed.

Police said McNair suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in an apartment as part of a double-homicide in downtown Nashville.

The reports say a female victim was also killed.

McNair was a first round pick of the Oilers in 1995 and played with the Houston/Tennessee franchise from 1995-2005 before being traded to Baltimore, where he spent two seasons.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the McNair family and to the family of the other victim.

UPDATE:  Titans owner Bud Adams released this statement regarding McNair: "He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl."

CNN is reporting the female victim has been "tentatively identified" as McNair's girlfriend (not his wife).