Monday, July 6, 2009
Steve McNair 1973-2009
For some, especially casual football fans, Steve McNair will probably always be indelibly linked to the salacious details surrounding his untimely death. And that is terribly unfortunate and unfair because what defines McNair is how he carried himself as a professional in the National Football League, both on and off the field. In a league with no shortage of machismo and toughness, McNair was the consummate tough guy who played a position not necessarily associated with toughness. As one of his former teammates observed, he was quarterback, halfback, and fullback all rolled into one. Off the field, he was generous with his time and money,contributing to various charities, most recently to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.