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July 5th, 2009
11:21 PM ET

Death in the NFL Family

Steve McNair had a legacy on and off the gridiron. CNN's Don Lemon talks with sports business analyst about the former QB's untimely death.


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  1. Pat

    Don Lemon just displayed the beautiful program designed for Michael Jackson's Memorial Service. I am wondering is there anyway we the fans would be able to get one for our own private collections. I know that the Jackson family went all out for the fans, but there are so many of us that cannot be a living part of it. I would very much like to have one of these. Could you please check into it, whether it is a collectable book, a print on line or any way we could obtain one of these. I would like to thank CNN for this coverage, without it we would not be able to attend. I would also like to ask if you would refrain from speaking on the negatives of his life at this time, they spoke of his financial troubles as the family was entering the cemetery. Please save those comments for after this service.
    Thank you.

    July 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  2. Karen Collins of Marysville Wa. (wa. state)

    God Bless Micheal as he has impacted the (entire world). I am so proud of him as a human being and equally his humanitarian work, that isn't spoken much about (understandably so, as he is "the biggest entertainer in the world".
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    I heard Solad ask the question of why Micheals youngest son name is nicknamed (blanket)? It was said that because of the time of Micheal showing his son Prince Micheal Jr. over a banister covered with the BLANKET.... is where the nickname (blanket) comes in.

    say Hi to Anderson Cooper, I am a fan of his. Great Coverage "keep up the great work"

    July 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm |
  3. SALLIE

    Hi Don
    just like to say you did a good job yesterday with MJ memorial also like thanks you and cnn in bring it live to us

    July 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
  4. jerry

    McNair and other sports celebrities are held to a higher standard than most people because of their superior physical abilities and their exposure to the public. Steve was a man who was involved with another woman. Just like many others before hiim he made mistakes that he regretted. Unfortunately, this one cost him his life. Some may scrutinize every little aspect of McNairs life, but removing the fact that he was a celebrity, would you care as much? I think not. Too many times we put people on pedestals and want them to live up to our expectations. And when they don't, we speak of their betrayal of our expectations. How naive can we be? We are all human beings and this incident should remind us of mortality.

    July 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm |
  5. Seth

    This man was married. This man had 4 kids. This man had a mistress who was 1/2 his age.

    I know he's a great player and all and I've had him in my football pools but athletes should be held to better standards. There are so many kids looking up to these men and what they are going to think adultery, drugs, etc. is OKAY! AND IT IS NOT OKAY!

    He played with fire and he got burnt.

    Let's stop wasting airtime and move on important stories.

    July 10, 2009 at 10:47 am |
  6. Khalid

    I am not sure how the sports stars or any others are put on pedastal and are considered heroes. To me my three children are my heroes.

    Steve McNair was just another one of us who got off track and paid a price for it. He is not the only one playing this game. Some polls suggest may be 1/3 of all married people (M/F both) are cheating...

    This is an opportunity to look in the mirror???

    July 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm |

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