Police Say Dead Body Found In NFL Player's Basement Was A Homicide

Police said they were investigating the dead body found in New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins' basement as a homicide.

Fair Lawn, NJ – A dead body was found early Tuesday morning at the home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

ESPN reported that the police were treating the scene as a homicide investigation. The police believe the death was likely due to strangulation or suffocation, NFL.com reported.

"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.

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LEO0301
LEO0301

Just another day in the life of an NFL player.

RunCop
RunCop

Lowest common denominator..........

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop = white trashionalist.

RunCop
RunCop

Ah, lowest common denominator = black tribe trash

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop You already said that, Cleetus. Run it back and try to be more original.

RunCop
RunCop

I forgot....are you from the neck ring, lip plate or nose bone tribe?

fireslayer
fireslayer

I’ve often wondered if the daily troll on this website gets paid to spew out his diatribes. Why else would one be such a cesspool of hate, non sequiturs, and bs?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop My ancestors were most likely from a sea faring tribe around the Cote D'ivoire region, so no bones or neck rings. That's further south in Africa. My Korean side was also full of sea faring traders a couple centuries ago.

What about your ancestors? Sheep fuckers, or did they stick to cousins?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@fireslayer Well clown, if you pay close attention i only "spew" in return. I have regular conversations on here, but what always happens is one of you decide to talk slick then act offended when i talk back.

Stop crying.

fireslayer
fireslayer

You mentioned that you do program design and you post on this website whilst you are working. Fair enough, I get it, now. Having done design for a few years myself, it can get pretty f’in mundane at times. Why not have some fun stirring up other posters here when they comment about inflammatory news articles? Gotcha. Not crying, was just curious.

RunCop
RunCop

Click click clack juju

Katarina
Katarina

Not much respect for RunCop or LCD. Both troll, both are despicable. Grow the heck up, goons. Doesn't show well for Blue Lives Matter to allow it, either.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Katarina That's fine, silly bitch. By your comments here, you don't command too much respect yourself.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@fireslayer You designed? Nice! What medium? Do you have a portfolio page? I'd love to have a look if you do.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop Keep it up, JimBob. I'll call your mothersister to discipline you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

And on a serious note, i hope science can soon come up with a way to diagnose CTE while the patient is still alive. The more they find out about CTE, the more plausible it looks like the cause of many mental instability and impulse control issues.

All the while, the NFL keeps sweeping this under the rug.

dsmarine
dsmarine

What is an NFL?

Mamome
Mamome

The question is: what is an NFL? Answer: Non Functioning Loser!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Also Know As..... National Felons League.

b1rd
b1rd

H_C Dumbshit you what???

"@fireslayer Well clown, if you pay close attention i only "spew" in return. I have regular conversations on here, but what always happens is one of you decide to talk slick then act offended when i talk back."

This another one of your delusional fantasies. That's just too funny. Sad but funny.

Pilot350
Pilot350

Will the NFL kneel for this one?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I know a cure for CTE - don't play a sport where your brain is continually subjected to punishment. That won't happen though. There is too much money at stake and the players, even when there is evidence to believe they will suffer from CTE, will still play the game. Sorry, don't waste tax payer money researching this medical issue. The cure is not to play football.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 so doctors shouldn't continue research on a concussive disease that affects veterans and battered wives and children?

Alright.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

Yea, no shit. I am quite sure more Veterans suffer from CTE than NFL players, but who cares about them...(dripping with sarcasm)

Marxest
Marxest

CTE affects athletes and veteran. Yes, those same veterans that some of you claim to hold so dear. We must learn all that we can to prevent it or treat it. As for the body, we must wait for the autopsy and the visitor before jumping to conclusions. The owner may not have been around when the in person expired.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RichardKurtz Was your response just backing mine up?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - Most people who get CTE are involved in sports that involve repetitive head trauma. In other words it's totally avoidable to the largest percentage of people who deal with this issue.

"Every person diagnosed with CTE has one thing in common: a history of repetitive hits to the head.1 CTE is most often found in contact sport athletes and military veterans, likely because these are some of the only roles in modern life that involve purposeful, repetitive hits to the head. CTE has been found in individuals whose primary exposure to head impacts was through tackle football (200+ cases confirmed at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank), the military (25+ cases), hockey (20+ cases), boxing (15+ cases, 50+ globally), rugby (5+ cases), soccer (5+ cases, 10+ globally), pro wrestling (5+ cases), and, in fewer than three cases each, baseball, basketball, intimate partner violence, and individuals with developmental disorders who engaged in head banging behaviors."

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Well thank you for backing up what i said, that CTE should continue to be researched because it's a bigger problem than the NFL.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Also, it's a seemingly bigger problem for athletes because it costs money to test for CTE. Currently, you can only check after death, and average joes don't have the scratch to spend on extra testing. I am pretty positive that if CTE scanning advances to the point where it becomes part of regular autopsy, or detectable before death, we will see how prevalent it is for those that aren't athletes.

But again, thank you for helping me prove my point.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - CTE is caused by "repetitive" hits to the head. Most people don't experience that. The ones who do, for the most part, are athletes who engage in violent sports. You for example, are probably a candidate since you seemingly love to have people punch you in the head. Any who, the best way to lessen the chance of getting CTE is to not play sports, like football or boxing. But many in the NFL continue to play despite the warnings because of the amount of money they can make. They know that in the real world, it's highly unlikely they could generate that type of income in a regular job.

There is no magic pill that will stop this from happening to you if you keep getting your brain bashed in. If the NFL wants to seriously address this issue, make the players stop using their heads as battering rams. They have the rules in place, now they need to enforce them. They could also come out with better helmets to absorb the impacts. They can spend a billion dollars on the research if they want or they can give that money to me and I'll provide them with the answer as to how to prevent this from happening.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Most people dont, but plenty do. Most people don't get cancer, but we research that.

The reason why athletes have the highest number of cases is because, like i said, the testing costs money and isn't covered by insurance. If a child or spouse has gotten knocked unconscious twice a month for years, they would most definitely be a candidate for CTE testing. Since we can't yet do it when they are alive, and the testing costs money, CTE is highly undiagnosed.

Keep responding though. You're further proving my point.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 You're starting to attack the person instead of the argument. Please stay on topic.

Also, you're missing the point to critique a comparison. What I'm saying is CTE is under-diagnosed because insurance doesn't cover the procedure. People who have been abused for years are very likely to suffer from undiagnosed CTE. That makes research and accessibility an essential cause.

If you respond, please respond to the argument and leave personal attacks aside.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Deflection. Nice.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Come at me Bruce Leeroy.