Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead in his sleep last week by a 20-year-old girlfriend distraught about mounting financial problems and her belief that he was seeing someone else, police said Wednesday.

Investigators may never know why Kazemi shot McNair four times as he dozed on a sofa early Saturday before turning the gun on herself, Police Chief Ronal Serpas said.

But interviews with friends revealed that she was making payments on two cars, her rent was doubling and she suspected the married McNair was having a second affair with another young woman.

She told a friend on Friday that “My life is a ball of s— and I should end it,” Serpas said.

Police earlier had labeled McNair’s death a homicide, but waited for further tests and the revelations about Kazemi’s personal problems before concluding that she pulled the trigger in a
condominium McNair rented with a friend.

McNair, 36, a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans most of his career, met Kazemi six months ago at a restaurant where she was a waitress and his family often ate. She seemed happy and eager to build a life with him, but something went wrong.


Nielsen SoundScan says 800,000 copies of Michael Jackson albums were bought in the U.S. last week — nearly double his sales from the previous week.

Jackson is claiming the entire Top 10 roster on the Top Catalog Album chart this week. His “Number Ones” collection is the top seller, followed by “Thriller.” Solo albums occupy every position but No. 7, where the Jackson 5’s “Ultimate Collection” album resides.

Data from the week ending Sunday — the first full week since Jackson’s June 25 death — shows physical albums accounted for 80 percent of his sales.

On Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs chart, Jackson holds five out of the top 10 slots, with “Man in the Mirror” leading as his top-selling digital download song of the week.

Four Jackson CDs also are in the top 10 albums sold on iTunes, and five of the top 10 singles for the week ending Monday.


There have been a series of racially motivated incidents to plague the Houston Fire Department as of late. Early Wednesday (today) morning a person believed to be a Houston fire (update – someone may have hacked into the system) fighter apparently used the word nigger on the dispatch radio system. Tuesday two female firefighters found racist and sexist graffiti in their dormitory at fire station 54. Those incidents along with the noose found hanging in a captain’s locker several months ago has prompted the President of the Houston Black Fire Fighters to take action. Captain Otis Jordan is asking HFD Chief Phil Boriskie step down. Jordan describes Boriskie as a chief who lacks backbone and leadership. He says the chief has not been forceful enough to address the racial issues that are becoming common place in the fire department. Jordan says lack of action has allowed racism to fester and become acceptable in the department. What is Boriskie saying about these allegations? I’ve placed a call to him and I’m waiting to hear his response if he decides to make a comment!