Janoris Jenkins had been tight-lipped about the dead body, later identified as music produce Roosevelt Rene, found in his New Jersey home last week. But the New York Giants’ star cornerback finally spoke out about it on social media, calling Rene a close friend whose death he’s “truly” hurt by.
“With regret and sadness I wish to inform the fans, and the public a good friend of mine Roosevelt Rene a.k.a. Trypps Beats was found dead at my place of residence,” Jenkins said in a statement on his Instagram page, Fox Sports reported.. “Trypps was a good friend and we were collaborating on music production together. It truly hurts my heart to know he has passed away. At the time of the incident I was in Florida preparing to finish off my promotional tour. As this is an ongoing incident, I cannot answer any questions related to the investigation. I am praying for Roosevelt and his family.”
Jenkins’ brother, William H. Jenkins, 34, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in Rene’s death, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office said last week. Police said they were called to Jenkins’ home on June 26 after a worker discovered Rene’s body in the basement. According to investigators, an argument between the elder Jenkins and Rene turned deadly.
Police said Jenkins had been living in the home while his brother Janoris was in Florida. The elder Jenkins has reportedly been arrested at least seven times for burglary, aggravated assault and grand theft,