Man who sold gun that killed McNair gets 2 1/2 years

A convicted murderer who pleaded guilty to selling the gun used to

kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been sentenced to 2 1/2

years in prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Adrian Gilliam, of nearby La Vergne,

was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Nashville to 30


Gilliam acknowledged during a court hearing in September that

he sold a loaded 9 mm semiautomatic pistol to McNair’s mistress for


Nashville police said the woman, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi,

used the weapon to kill McNair and herself on July 4.

Gilliam was arrested about two weeks later and initially

pleaded not guilty.