Friday, July 10, 2009

McNair planned to take part in suicide prevention PSA before death

Tennessee state officials say that they invited NFL quarterback Steve McNair to take part in a youth suicide prevention public service announcement before he was shot and killed last week.

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities says it’s shelving the 60-second television spot, which hasn’t yet aired. There was no plan for exhibiting bengals jersey.

The department issued a statement Thursday saying “broadcasting it now is not only inappropriate but doesn’t serve the community.”

Department spokeswoman Jill Hudson said McNair taped the spot in April, and producers had been doing post-production work in hopes of using the announcement sometime this year.

It has been confirmed by police that it was McNair's 20-year-old girlfriend who shot and killed him on July 4 before killing herself in Nashville.

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