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Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair may have been struggling to fill a void after retiring from football, something most star athletes go through when their careers come to an end, former teammate Eddie George told CNN.

"I'm hoping that people can look beyond the circumstances surrounding his death. What people fail to realize is that when you make a transition away from the game -- emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually -- you go through something. You change, and you're constantly searching for something," George said.

Police said McNair, a married father of four children, was killed by his mistress Saturday in what they have classified as a murder-suicide. Read full article »

CNN's David Mattingly, Tristan Smith and Wayne Drash contributed to this report.

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