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2009: Former NFL quarterback Steve McNair, who spent the majority of his career with the Tennessee Titans, is fatally shot by his mistress, Sahel Kazemi, in a murder–suicide in Nashville, Tennessee. McNair, who was 36 years old, led the Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 and was named NFL MVP in 2003. He had retired following the 2007 after 13 NFL seasons.
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2005: Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram, best known for his 15-year tenure with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL and NFL, dies from complications due to diabetes at the age of 82 in Covington, Louisiana. Stram won three AFL Championships (more than any other coach in the league's history) and Super Bowl IV with the Chiefs.