"McNair", who was married, was shot to death at his condo early Saturday by his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself.
"Drop your stone the next time you write about "Steve McNair". Drop your stone the next time you text somebody. Drop your stone the next time you twitter. Drop your stone, those of you in the barbershops, the beauty shops. Those of you walking the streets on the corner, drop your stone," Bishop Joseph W. Walker III told thousands of people, among them family members, fans and more than 50 former teammates, gathered at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
"What I do know about this man was that he loved God though he was just like us: imperfect," Walked said. "But he knew God."
Approximately 4,500 filled the church sanctuary for the service, and church officials had overflow areas with a handful of people there.The Titans estimated approximately 9,000 people had visited LP Field, where fans were invited to reminisce about his career, between Wednesday and midday Thursday.