April 7, 2011

A Steve McNair Cover-Up?

By - Kris Fletcher

This past weekend, I received an e-mail from someone stating that they would like to meet up with me to discuss a matter that I might find "very interesting." I was skeptical to say the least, but I replied and made arrangements to meet up with this individual. I'm glad I did.

I'm not the first person that this matter has been discussed with, but my contact, who would like to remain anonymous, feels that the more this story gets circulated, the more likely something may actually be done to rectify the situation.

The death of Steve McNair is still classified as a murder-suicide. The individual I spoke to is a former Nashville police officer, with first-hand knowledge of this case. The following are issues we discussed that seem to point towards a conclusion other than murder-suicide.

Photo by: Jeff Gross
A key person in all this is Brent Young, who was close to McNair having worked with him for various charities. He gave an interview on 7/7/09, three days after the incident. In it, he told reporters that he saw McNair at Loser's Lounge (Bar) that Friday (7/3/09) at around ten o'clock that evening. He stated McNair was the passenger in a black Escalade, which would have belonged to Sahel Kazemi, his girlfriend. He went on to say that he saw a woman (Kazemi) driving, and that she waved back at him when he waved towards the vehicle.

It would not be likely that another woman was driving Kazemi's vehicle. Young went on to say that he talked to McNair until around 10:15. This is where the sequence of events starts to make little to no sense.

The official report says that Kazemi worked until ten o'clock that Friday. There is no physical way she could have made the drive from Dave and Busters to Loser's Lounge, which is over eleven miles away, in less than a two minute span and have met up with McNair somewhere in between to pick him up.

Police said that Kazemi left work at around ten o'clock and then went to her apartment, logged on to her computer and went to the condo at around eleven o'clock. Well last time I checked, it wasn't possible to be in two places at the same time.

Brent Young would have had no reason to say he saw McNair and Kazemi in the Escalade unless it were true. The account that she went to her apartment after work would not be possible based on this witness. The condo security video also did not show her entering into the condo at or around the time police say she did. Why was that portion of the video not released so that police could say they were 100% sure she went into the condo at the time they said?

Possibly the biggest gap in the story is that Robert Gaddy, the person that called 911, is clearly seen entering and leaving the condo. However, Wayne Neely, the co-owner of the condo, claims he entered it at around one o'clock, but he is NOT seen on the tape.

How is it that the camera captured one person entering and leaving, but not another individual who is of comparable size?  This would seem to suggest that Neely was in the condo longer than he claims, or that he may have even been there DURING the incident.

Neely also told investigators that he moved one of the shell casings. WHY would he have done that? It sounds as if he told them this so he wouldn't have to explain later why his prints were on it in the event they turned up during the investigation. The only other reason his prints would have been on the casing is if he had loaded it into the gun.

This appears to have been either an extremely sloppy investigation, or a cover-up of some kind. There were other people in the condo before, during, and after the murders, and the time lines that were proposed just don't reflect the actual facts. Why did authorities not thoroughly investigate this incident, and why did they release facts that clearly do not make sense? More importantly, who would have wanted McNair and Kazemi dead, and why?

Photo by: Ed Rode
It's clear to me that this should be considered an unsolved case. It's obviously worthy of being re-opened and further investigated, and it needs to be done by an organization other than the Nashville Police Department.


  1. Very interesting. It does sound as if the case may need to be reopened based on this information.

  2. The shame is, if I'm not mistaken, this same individual has already tried to get this case reopened and to no avail. It's sad too because there are holes in this case so big you could drive trucks through them.

  3. Wow. If all those things are true, I don't see how the case is closed.

  4. Definitely seems as though the case should be reopened. Lots of unanswered questions. Nice article.

  5. The Wayne Neely part of this story seems pretty odd. . . .

  6. It appears that there are several loose ends in the case that need to be addressed for sure.

  7. Shouldn't be posting this stuff. Let it go.

  8. Yeah, cause I mean, we wouldn't want the actual TRUTH to be known now would we?...

  9. Anonymous? Vince Young? Is that you??

  10. LMFAO at Brian Harrington's comment!

  11. Please do no let drop most of what the police have stated as fact locals in nashville know is not true. Locals knew this story you mention and more but police ignored it and gave a wild story that makes no sense
    look into serpas after he left npd the local news starting letting the cat out of the bag regarding some of his dishnonest ways
    look into the atf also regarding the supposed murder weapon they claim this young girl bought even though mcnair had many weapons she could have used
    look into the 45 minutes before 911 was called enough time for the condo to be cleared of drugs and evidence
    look into the fight mcnair had with gaddy over money right before he died
    look into who let themselves into the girls apartment the morning of july 4 before they were found murdered by neely, what did the take from her apartment and who were they
    look into the girl and here boyfriend who threatened mcnair at the blue moon resturant just hours before he
    was killed
    look into the owner of the condo they were killed you will find he was an elected official
    look into the judge that neely called and spoke to before 911they was called
    npd is not trustworthy in this case they are protecting someone and blamed this young girl who cannot defend herself