Recent Untimely Deaths of NFL Players

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  • Kenny McKinley
  • Chris Henry
  • Steve McNair
  • Marquis Cooper, Corey Smith and William Bleakley
  • Sean Taylor
  • Damien Nash
  • Darrent Williams
  • Jovan Belcher
  • O.J. Murdock
  • Junior Seau
  • Ray Easterling
  • Dave Duerson

Steve McNair

In July 2009, Steve McNair, 36, the quarterback and 2003 NFL co-MVP who spent most of his career with the Tennessee Titans, was shot to death by his mistress, who then killed herself.

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