Two R. Kelly mentions in one morning, not bad. From the NY Post’s Dan Mangan.

A self-proclaimed minister accused of trying to shake down slugger Gary Sheffield over a steamy sex video of his gospel-singing wife and randy R&B star R. Kelly first phoned the Yankees with an extortion bid, a team official claimed yesterday.
Testifying in federal court in Chicago, Yankee media representative Heidi Baker told jurors that Derrick Mosley phoned the team early last November about the raunchy tape that features DeLeon Richards in a sex romp with Kelly.

“A man said he had a videotape with Gary’s wife in a compromising position with a pop singer,” Baker said. “He asked me what it would be worth to the Yankees organization to have this tape.”

“He wanted something from us,” Baker said.

When Mosley asked what he should do with the video, Baker said she told him to contact the Sheffields’ business manager, Rufus Williams.

He told me that he hated to make this call” and that he had “some videotape of my client DeLeon Sheffield engaged in some really repugnant areas with R. Kelly,” Williams said.

He testified that Mosley also told him Richards had “to atone” for what was on the tape.

He said he was greatly concerned for Richards, whom he described as “a woman of God ” the family is, always has been.”

First person to say anything about a little mustache is banned for life.