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McNair taped suicide prevention ad before death

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  • Tennessee health officials say the public service announcement never aired
  • Spokeswoman says broadcasting it now would not be appropriate
  • Authorities have said McNair was fatally shot by his mistress in murder-suicide
  • Their bodies were found in a downtown Nashville condo on Saturday
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(CNN) -- Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair taped a youth suicide prevention public service announcement before he was fatally shot in a murder-suicide, Tennessee health officials said.

Steve McNair, 36, spent 13 seasons in the NFL, the majority with the Tennessee Titans.

Steve McNair, 36, spent 13 seasons in the NFL, the majority with the Tennessee Titans.

The Tennessee health officials were "developing a PSA with Steve McNair, but it never reached the point of being aired. And it seems broadcasting it now is not only inappropriate, but doesn't serve the community, his family or memory -- or the issue we hoped the PSA would help address," said Jill Hudson, a spokeswoman for Tennessee's Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Authorities have said that McNair was fatally shot by his mistress, who then killed herself. McNair was married and had four children.

The bodies of McNair, 36, and Sahel Kazemi, 20, were found in a condominium on Saturday afternoon in downtown Nashville, authorities said.


There was a public memorial for McNair on Thursday at several locations in Tennessee.

He spent 13 seasons in the National Football League, mostly with the Tennessee Titans, with whom he excelled as quarterback. He was named the NFL's co-MVP in 2003 and spent his last two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens before announcing his retirement in April 2008.

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