Police Say Vilma Not Involved in Slayings
A New York Police Department spokesman told the Associated Press that New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is not believed to be involved in the slaying of two men at a condominium in Woodbury, N.Y., owned by Vilma.
According to the AP, Vilma was not there when the two men were shot in the head sometime Thursday night. The condominium, located in a gated community, reportedly is up for sale and members of Vilma's family had access to it.
The two slain men may have been involved in an Internet scam in which people were sold what was purported to be cash smuggled from overseas, stained black to avoid detection, at a discount, only to be given paper, the AP reported. According to the AP, one man's body was found Friday in Queens and the other man's body was found in Brooklyn.
There have been no arrests in the case, according to the AP.
The New York Post reported that five men suspected of being involved in the incident, including one who claimed to be Vilma's cousin, had everything necessary to enter the gated Long Island complex, including security information and keys to the home. Police were searching for that man and also wanted to speak to Vilma about who might have been using the home, the newspaper reported.
Vilma formerly played for the New York Jets.
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