Investigators suspect two African immigrants slain at a Long Island condo owned by an NFL player may have been killed as revenge for an Internet scam, police said Tuesday.

    Sekou Sakor and Ansu Keita were each shot in the head sometime Thursday night at a condominium in Woodbury, N.Y., owned by Jonathan Vilma. There were no arrests.

    The New Orleans Saints linebacker and former New York Jets player was not there at the time and not believed to be involved, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

    Browne said investigators believe the victims may have been mixed up in a so-called "black money" scheme. Victims are sent e-mails saying that cash smuggled from overseas — stained black to avoid detection — can be purchased at a discount; what they receive is a trunk full of worthless paper.

    It was unclear how Sakor, 31, and Keita, 32, both originally from Liberia, ended up at Vilma's home. Sakor's body was found Friday dumped in Queens; that of Keita was found in Brooklyn.

    Browne said various members of Vilma's family had access to the condominium, located in a gated development. It had been up for sale.

    Vilma joined the Saints last season after four years with the Jets. He was the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.

    His agent did not immediately return a call for comment on Tuesday.

  • iscream

    I loves my black me God knows I do...

    But why the fluck are black athletes always getting into some shyt... violent send yo azz to jail shyt. ARod gets busted for steriods but D Strawberry got a record longer than my arm.

    This story made me think of the Guy who killed the limo driver a few years back.

    They (the league) doesn't give these men lesson on how to behave while paid. Fluck groupies these fools are runing their own lives.

  • Daisy

    Plaxico went to court today speaking of black NFL players. I always thought he was cute.

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  • iscream

    *black men

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  • KaraZ

    I mean what happened to the good old days when the only crimes these semi-famous athlete names got associated with was, DUI and weed busts? fcukery I tell you.

  • luvly1957

    My only question is "that of Keita was found in Brooklyn", what does this mean was he decapitated or something? Somebody in his family is in on it probably how else did they get in his condo.

  • candycane

    How is this the players fault?

  • starr

    Oh jonnnnn, i hope u didn't have a thing to do with this. I've met this guy at training camp, and he was pretty cool, and he's very very smart, I'd be shocked if he'd be so stupid as to have any part of this.

    And when are athletes gonna stop giving their friends and family free reign on their cribs. Didn't they learn anything from Sean Taylor....smh