Police Say Dead Body Found In NFL Player's Basement Was A Homicide
Fair Lawn, NJ – A dead body was found early Tuesday morning at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
"The deceased is not the owner of the residence, but the identity of the male decedent cannot be released until next of kin have been notified," Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo told ESPN.
Jenkins was not in residence when the body was discovered in his basement by a maintenance worker. He has been in in Florida since the end of the Giants minicamp two weeks ago, EPSN reported.
The Pro Bowl player had initially wanted to return to New Jersey on Tuesday to deal with the investigation, but later changed his plans on the advice of his attorneys, ESPN reported in an interesting series of tweets.
Calo said the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department were running the investigation.
The New York Giants released a statement that said they were “aware of and monitoring the situation,” according to KABC-TV.
Jenkins, who has a knack for returning interceptions for touchdowns, signed a five-year, $62 million contract with the New York Giants in May.