Almost 5 months has passed since his untimely death, and the controversy surrounding his life and the way that he lived, which resulted in the way that he died has picked up some more steam. There are several news outlets reporting that one of his jumpoffs claims that he fathered her 17-year old daughter and that her daughter has the same rights as his other kids since Steve McNair purportedly didn’t have a will and that her daughter deserve a stake in Air McNair’s fortune.
In documents filed Friday in Nashville, Clover Lee claims that fatherered her child and also asks for the McNair estate to pay “all back due support as allowed by law,” according to the records. McNair’s estate has been valued at near $20 million. Lee’s attorney, David Pitre of Gulfport, Miss., declined to comment Saturday but said in a statement that “we expect that questions of paternity and heirship will soon be conclusively answered by DNA testing, which is currently being conducted.”
The popular football player didn’t leave a will. Widow Mechelle McNair has filed a petition naming four children as heirs; J. N. L. isn’t one of them. Because McNair didn’t leave a will, his widow is entitled to 40 percent of the net value of the estate. The children and creditors are able to split up the rest.
At the time of his death, the athlete was known to have two sons with Mechelle McNair, Trenton, 6, and Tyler, 11, and two sons from previous relationships, Steve McNair Jr., 17, and Steven O’Brian Koran McNair, 15.
It was unclear Saturday why Lee came forward with her claims more than three months after McNair’s death. McNair would have been about 19 years old when Lee’s daughter was born.