Lender wants McNair estate to pay off Escalade note

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 7:52pm

A credit union holding the note on the Cadillac Escalade that former NFL quarterback Steve McNair bought with his mistress has sent notice to McNair's widow of a claim against his estate.

Old Hickory Credit Union submitted a claim of $43,000 in Davidson County Probate Court late Tuesday, seeking repayment of a principal loan balance of nearly $40,000 as well as interest, towing and storage costs and attorneys' fees. (Download a copy of the claim below.)

A finance contract appended to the claim shows that McNair and Sahel "Jenni" Kazemi bought the car, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade with a little under 33,000 miles on it, on May 7 of this year at Quick & Wiser Auto Sales, located at 1181 W. Main St. in Hendersonville. 

McNair used the address of his Gridiron 9 restaurant, 2719 E. Jefferson St., in taking out the loan.

The former Tennessee Titans star made a down payment of $3,000, and he and Kazemi jointly financed the rest through Old Hickory at a 9.9 percent annual rate. The monthly payment was to be $730.

Media reports published after the murder suggested that Kazemi had taken on responsibility for paying the note. She was also said to be carrying another car note, and her rent had recently doubled after a roommate moved out. She was working as a waitress at the Dave and Buster's restaurant in Opry Mills.

Early on the morning of July 2, Kazemi was pulled over downtown in the Escalade and arrested on DUI charges. Police allowed McNair, who had been riding in the vehicle’s passenger seat, to go home in a taxi. He later made bail for Kazemi.

Later that same day, she bought a gun from an ex-con. On July 4, police say, she shot McNair to death as he slept on a couch at a downtown apartment. She then killed herself.

Nashville attorney L. Gino Marchetti Jr., of Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Mink PLLC, represents the credit union. 

 

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10 Comments on this post:

By: idgaf on 10/8/09 at 2:57

If they repoed the car how are they entitled to full payment?

Its amazing all the details in this story yet they can't include the vote specifics on anything to do with the CC.

Why should we care about this and why do they have to keep bringing this story and the details up over and over again?

Let them and the family rest in peace.

By: daKine7 on 10/8/09 at 5:27

This part of the story doesn't make any sense. A waitress cannot afford a $730. a month car payment + another car payment + rent/ utilities...obviously McNair was footing the bills.

By: blktenn on 10/8/09 at 6:16

Why do we need to know this ??????????????????????

You people have no respect for his wife !!!!! God will judge him. This helps no one except did I forget. WE ARE IN TN!!! Home of the KKK

By: NewYorker1 on 10/8/09 at 6:32

McNair was trash. He should have NEVER gotten married if he still wanted to live his life as a single man. He was trash with a little money that was about to be used up the way he was spending. I guess it's true what that say about football players, they are just plain dumb.

My heart goes out to his wife and kids. They definitely deserve better. I hope she finds a man that will treat her like a queen and with respect.

By: gid on 10/8/09 at 8:03

blktenn
why are you a racist?

By: nothingbutagthng on 10/8/09 at 8:56

By: NewYorker1 on 10/8/09 at 7:32
McNair was trash. He should have NEVER gotten married if he still wanted to live his life as a single man. He was trash with a little money that was about to be used up the way he was spending. I guess it's true what that say about football players, they are just plain dumb.

My heart goes out to his wife and kids. They definitely deserve better. I hope she finds a man that will treat her like a queen and with respect.
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You say your heart goes out to the McNair wife and kids, but do you really think they wanna read you calling their deceased husband/father thrash ? Your opinion is yours but before you judge others and name call like a grade school child think if maybe your dealing out more hurt and hopefully you will try to get your point across a little different

By: idgaf on 10/8/09 at 9:42

McNair played a dangerous game and lost.

The upside is that he left a chunk of cash to his wife and kids.

We don't need the play by play of the Probate Court proceedings, vulture by vulture.

By: BigKyTom on 10/8/09 at 12:21

I cannot agree with those who question this news story. At least the city paper is printing it. They are not like the Liberal US media who Will NOT print news due to the fact that someone may use the race card. News is news, if you cannot handle what happened then stop reading or watching tv. It is not racist to say he shouldn't have been doing something like this. He was doing something wrong and ultimately paid the price. Sorry about his luck, if he had been home with his kids shooting fireworks instead of being a low life he would still be alive today. I do feel for his wife and all four of his kids. They will know that he died being a crappy husband and father......This is not a racist statement only what happened if you cannot deal with the truth then maybe you should leave the US where we still have a right to our opinions (at least for now).

Tom

By: NewYorker1 on 10/8/09 at 1:01

I called him "Trash", not "Thrash". His "thrashing" is what got him killed.

By: sidneyames on 10/8/09 at 5:01

Steve McNair did not respect his marriage; did not respect his children. If he did, he would not have been trolling for little girl trophies. He made his bed; he laid in it and he died in it. His wife is lucky that the trollup didn't track her down and kill both her and the kids. I wish the murderer had lived. She would be eventually on DEATH row for premeditated murder and she would have to think about it in an 8'x6' box daily with 23 hours in and 1 hour out. I may sound cruel, but she took the life of a father. Regardless of how bad he was, his kids still needed him to stick around and be there (even if it was on and off). Kids need their mom and dad. And he did do a lot of benevolent things for society. Maybe it balances out. Who's to say? Parents need to wake up and be more considerate of their kids' lives.