The Niece of Steve McNair’s Girlfriend Speaks Out About Her Aunt

The tragedy of Steve McNair’s death is starting to unfold, as more details about the shootings that killed he and his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, begin to be uncovered. On the surface, the most logical conclusion is that Kazemi shot and killed McNair, who was shot several times, then shot and killed herself.

Kazemi died of a single gunshot, while McNair was shot several times. If that is the case, the family of Kazemi does not believe it, as the niece of Sahel Kazemi spoke out about her aunt. “She was one, young girl who had so many dreams that never came true,” Sepideh Salmani said. “She would never kill anyone, ever. Or anything—not even a little bug. I want people to know that.”

The story from the niece is that Kazemi had told her that McNair was in the process of divorcing his wife, Mechelle McNair, and that after the divorce was final, the two would move in together. McNair paid for a condo for Kazemi, and also brought her a Cadillac Escalade.

“All she was trying to do was have fun. Nothing else. I believe there is a third person involved,” the niece said in the interview. McNair is survived by his four sons, Junior, Steve, Tyler, and Trenton, and his wife. More on the story will come out as autopsies on both McNair and Kazemi are scheduled for today.

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54 Responses to “The Niece of Steve McNair’s Girlfriend Speaks Out About Her Aunt”

  1. Dawn says:

    First and foremost my prayers go out to his family, which includes not only his wife and kids, but his mother as well. As a mother I’m sure she raised her son better than that and to find out that he was killed by a girl he was fooling around with is very humiliating, not only to his mom, but his wife and kids. Those kids have to grow up and face the reality that their father cheated on their mother and died behind that fact. It doesn’t matter if they were seperated, the fact remain that he was still legally married and we as humans have no right to judge this man and woman. REMEMBER-there are two sides to every story and we don’t know either story. Trust and believe this-the people that say they had no clue who this girl was are LIARS. I admire Mechelle for keeping showing strength at his memorials because not only did she show up, she was there with his mom and I give her props for being involved especially for his kids.

  2. kyla says:


    Your calling everyone else stupid but you must be stuck on stupid if you think for one second that a 20 year old girl thinking she is madly in love with an older man would not do this crime of passion. yes she did have her whole life ahead of her but she young and foolish, as we all see because she fell for a married man…but being young and foolish resulted in her death along with mcnair…its a horrible tragedy but this goes to show men ever where to be careful who you mess around with, and stop cheating!!!! work on your family issue before you close the door. i respect everyones opinions so respect mine

  3. lyron says:

    Has any one ever thought about this theory. She meets Steve after she immediately breaks up with her ex. He’s fuming and furious! She and Steve are having “big” problems in their relationship. She confides with her ex. He, in turn, stated on the internet that he wrote a song involving murdering your cheating lover. She listens to it and being a scorned lover, acts on it.

    My theory: He planted the seed of murder in her mind – but she pulled the trigger.

    What a genious. The blood is not on his hands!

  4. jean Kuei says:

    I feel that the ex-boyfriend planted the seed in her mind. Listen to his song about how to kill a cheating lover.