Khairi Fortt, a linebacker who signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins in January, will portray murdered Washington safety Sean Taylor in an Investigation Discovery program about his 2007 murder, TMZ reports. The show, part of a series called “The Perfect Murder,” dramatizes homicide cases that police initially had trouble solving.
Selected by New Orleans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft out of California, Fortt has played in just three games over his career, all with Jacksonville during his rookie season (he only lasted until October of that year with the Saints). The Redskins are the fifth team to sign him to a contract.
Fortt, 25, auditioned for the role in October, he said then on Twitter. His father also will portray Taylor’s father.
Auditioning as NFL Safety, Sean Taylor in ID Discovery's TV series "THE PERFECT MURDER," tmrw & @GuyAFortt as his father Pete. Prayers
— Khairi Fortt (@KForttress11) October 11, 2016
In November 2007, Taylor was fatally shot in the upper leg during an attempted burglary while recuperating from a football injury at his home in Florida. After years-long delays in bringing the five suspects to trial, all five either pleaded guilty or were convicted of murder.