I've been hearing a lot about Steve McNair on Cable TV and sports talk radio, plus have read quite a bit about him in the Internet since the news of his untimely death at the hands of his girlfriend -- Sahel Kazemi -- in a murder-suicide, according to police.
Well, there's been a lot of talk about him as a "hero", "role model", "great athlete" and what not as well as talk about him as person whose choices in life led to his death. Really, I am not a fan of the Ravens, nor of the Titans -- where McNair played for yeas before he came to Baltimore -- however, I did respect him as an athlete, and an incredible competitor.
That's where my admiration for him ends. I didn't know McNair, never met him, nor really follow him that closely, and there are many people who say, "don't judge the man"; however, the tragic circumstances of his death will lead many to question his judgment.