New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins can’t officially comment on the ongoing investigation, but expressed “regret and sadness” in confirming the death of his close friend.
New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins made his first public comments since the body of longtime friend Roosevelt Rene was found in the basement of his Fair Lawn, New Jersey home, taking to Instagram on Thursday afternoon.
While the statement appears to be cut off, Jenkins does not mention his older brother William, who has been charged with aggravated manslaughter by police. He does point out that he is unable to officially comment on the case itself, as the investigation is ongoing.
The elder Jenkins allegedly engaged Rene in a heated confrontation, which left the latter dead. William Jenkins was arrested on the day the body was found in Ontario County, New York on an unrelated parole violation.
Janoris Jenkins, entering his third season with the Giants, was working with Rene on a music project at the time of the latter’s death. Rene, under the pseudonym Trypps Beatz, had previously collaborated with recording artists Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti and Kodak Black.
Janoris has been in Florida, his home state, since the Giants’ mandatory minicamp activities ended on June 14.
Giants veterans are expected to report to training camp on July 25.