Two brothers who play for the National Football League teams have had their lives threatened by people associated with organized crime in Hawaii, according to the FBI.

The threat against Niko Noga, 26, a linebacker with the Phoenix Cardinals, and Al Noga, 23, a rookie defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, came from friends of some men the brothers beat up during a fight at a Honolulu discotheque in July, Eugene Glenn, special agent in charge of the FBI office here, told the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in a story published in Wednesday's editions."There appear to have been previous encounters between the Nogas and the other group," Glenn said. "So the July brawl was probably a culmination of hard feelings and the death threat an escalation."