How Quickly They Forget

Ben KuruContributor IJuly 14, 2009

HATTIESBURG, MS - JULY 11:   Pall bearers depart the funeral service for former NFL quarterback Steve McNair on July 11, 2009 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  (Photo by George Clark - Hattiesburg American POOL/Getty Images)

 On July 4, 2009, Titan, and sports fans everywhere were stunned to hear that; 3 time pro bowl quarterback Steve McNair, was shot and killed. The 36 year Tennessee resident was found lying next to the body Sahel Kazemi, a 23 women believed to be McNair's girl friend.

Later, a police investigation reveled that Kazemi shot McNair 4 times in the head and then pointed the gun at her self. The plain details of this occurrence make it seem like a tragedy. Once you scratch the surface there are two people to blame.

McNair, who leaves behind a wife and 2 children was palling around with a reckless and impulsive women, 13 years his junior. He was even involved in her arrest for DWI. Not to mention the fact that his wife has said she had no knowledge of the pair dating at all.

In all reality, this is a story of a middle aged man showing poor judgement, cheating on his wife, and showing blatant disregard for his family. Yet, for some reason the sports media and the Tennessee Titans are portraying this man like a hero.

No one wants to realize that he easily could've avoided the situation. We as a society must stop idolizing our popular culture figures and see them as they truly are.