Former Tennessee Titan Steve McNair (AP Photo/FILE)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Court records show ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair, who died in a murder-suicide with his mistress at a condo he was renting, also helped pay for a different apartment in Nashville. A claim filed in Nashville probate court last week calls for McNair's estate to pay $1,750 in rent, late charges and property damages on that apartment.
Also a total of four companies have come forward claiming McNair owed them nearly $50,000.
In October of 2008, McNair co-signed a lease for his cousin, Raymond White, at the Parthenon Avenue apartments. Victoria Clay was star struck when she finalized the agreement.
"He came into the office one day and it was just he sat there for about 15 minutes and joked around with us just a really, really nice guy," said Clay.
It did not take long for neighbors to start noticing that McNair and White were not the only ones that used the condo.
"We learned that after they moved in, after a few months, that there were females we heard of two coming and going. Some of the neighbors said that it was Steve McNair with them we could never figure out who the girls were until after Steve McNair passed away," said Clay.
One of the women was White's girlfriend. The other had the utility bill registered in her name. Even though the women were not on the lease Gianika's Property Management let it slide, because McNair continued to pay his rent every month when it was due.
"Then June just nothing, couldn't get a hold of either one of them. No payment had been made, nothing at all," said Clay.
The next month McNair was murdered, and by August the condo was empty.
Employees at Gianika's Property Management said White was responsible for paying nearly $2,000. Since they can not find him and McNair co-signed on the lease, they are forced to go after McNair's Estate.
Property managers said they have not been able to track down the two women who were also living in the condo.
Also vacant was McNair's restaurant, Gridiron 9, which was closed until further notice. Another claim was filed Wednesday morning by the property owner which said the quarterback's estate owed $8,000 in late fees, rent and taxes.
In a claim's document obtained by NewsChannel 5 it showed a Mississippi hospital was also coming after his estate for nearly $300 in unpaid therapy bills. American Express also filed a claim for almost $45,000.