NASHVILLE, TN (AP) The widow of Steve McNair has won her request to get $2.5 million from the late NFL quarterback's estate.
Mechelle McNair had asked a Nashville judge to unfreeze a portion of the estate so that she and Steve McNair's four sons could each have $500,000 until the probate case gets sorted out.
She and Steve McNair had two sons together. The other two are from previous relationships.
The estate of the former Pro Bowler initially valued at $19.6 million. The bulk of his assets have been frozen since his death.
Steve McNair was 36 when he was murdered by his mistress in July of 2009. The woman shot him and then turned the gun on herself.
He died without a will.
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