Steve McNair: Fall of a Titan
By Sports Illustrated
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July 4, 2009. Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair is found murdered in his Nashville condo. After just four days of investigating it was ruled a murder-suicide. But what if it wasn’t? Over the course of this nine-part series, we’ll guide you through the McNair case, reviewing the findings and re-examining crucial details in a new light.
||ExplicitThe Widow||Over the course of his 13-year NFL career, Steve McNair reportedly earned at least $90 million, and in the aftermath of his death those close to him wonder: Had McNair left behind a will explaining how to pass this on? He had. But it was unsigned. And so control over his estate is left to his estranged widow, Mechelle. The settling of that estate doesn’t exactly go over smoothly, and certain people are left to wonder: Why was the person who had perhaps the most to gain from Steve McNair’s death never interviewed by police?||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Mother and the Sister||In the aftermath of what police rule a murder-suicide, two family members on opposite sides of the tragedy take a serious and active interest in the case: Steve McNair’s mother, Lucille, and Jenni Kazemi’s older sister. Both women are distraught. Both have questions. Both go in search of answers. And that search leads them each to the same place: the Nashville Police Department.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Bodyguard||On the afternoon of July 4, 2009, one of Steve McNair’s friends, Wayne Neeley, drops by McNair’s downtown condo and quickly realizes he’s stumbled upon a crime scene. Neeley calls Robert Gaddy, Steve McNair’s bodyguard and close friend, and Gaddy says: Wait there; I’ll be right over. But 55 minutes pass between Neeley’s arrival and Gaddy’s call to 9-1-1. Why did the two men wait so long to call police? And what did they find in that condo?||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Ex-Con and the Ex-Boyfriend||Jenni Kazemi’s phone records show that, in the last few weeks of her life, she was in regular contact with a number of male suitors. One of those men: Adrian Gilliam, an ex-con who allegedly sold Jenni the murder weapon. Another: Keith Norfleet, her ex-boyfriend who appeared to be jealous Jenni was dating McNair. The police interview and clear both men. But at least one of them seems to have lied about his alibi.||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Waitress||Steve McNair is retired from football, he’s trying to find his identity and his marriage appears to be on the rocks. Then he meets Jenni Kazemi, a 19-year-old Dave & Buster’s waitress, and they strike up a fast romance. When Steve and Jenni turn up dead six months later, investigators point a finger almost immediately at Jenni. They portray her as spiraling out of control, fueled by jealousy and financial freefall. But that isn’t the Jenni friends and family knew.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Quarterback and the Professor||Vincent Hill introduces us to his investigative partner of sorts: Dr. Alvin Simpson, a close family friend of Steve McNair’s. Doc met Steve back at Alcorn State, where McNair was the star quarterback and where Doc was everyone’s favorite professor. Now Doc takes us on a trip back to Mississippi, to explore Steve’s history and to retrace the steps that led him to the condo where he was killed.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Private Eye||Shortly after Steve McNair’s death, a former Nashville police officer named Vincent Hill starts digging into the case on his own, reaching out to the victims’ friends and family, talking to people tied to the events of July 4, 2009, and sifting through the swirling rumors. He also does a few TV interviews, questioning just about everything police say. When Hill realizes there’s an audience for his viewpoint, he takes his media tour to a whole new level.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroduction to Fall of a Titan||SI: True Crime’s first narrative podcast, “Steve McNair: Fall of a Titan” will make you re-examine everything you think you know about the quarterback. His death, on July 4, 2009, was ruled a murder-suicide. But what if it wasn’t? Over the course of this nine-part series, we’ll guide you through the McNair case, reviewing the findings and re-examining crucial details in a new light. Coming October 17||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is the most ridiculous, useless journalism of all time. It’s simply a bunch of rumors with nothing to corroborate. Not sure why this documentary was actually made. Was looking forward to having some sort of evidence that might prove that something else happened that night. However this is just a pointless waste of time as there is absolutely no evidence brought forward during this documentary. SI I thought your standards were significantly higher than this.
This is one of the most irresponsible “True” Crime shows I’ve ever listened to. SI should be ashamed of themselves, but they clearly have no shame.
This “reporter” relies in sketchy characters like a PI who worked as a patrolman for 4 years and now holds himself out as an expert homicide detective. A kooky disgraced professor ( although why he got the boot isn’t discussed. Loys of rumors unsupported by fact that are then repeated as fact, particularly an alleged castration of the victim. This podcast is a disgrace for so many reasons; it’s not like the Wondery podcasts done by real reporters who deal in facts. Sports Illustrated should be ashamed to be associated with this offal. Steve McNair left four sons behind. The real circumstances of this murder are horrific enough without this trash being out there to cause the survivors more pain.