Fans of the New York Giants were shocked when news broke on June 26th that a man had been found dead in the New Jersey home of cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
At the time, details were murky at best, but it quickly emerged that Jenkins was in Florida, and had been for several weeks. Then the man was identified as Roosevelt Rene, and has been described as a family friend.
Thursday, Jenkins addressed the situation, writing that Rene was a “good friend” and that, “It truly hurts my heart to know he has passed away.”
Reports emerged soon after Rene’s body was found that Jenkins wanted to leave Florida and come back to New Jersey, but was advised to stay away.
Also worth nothing Janoris Jenkins wants to get back to NJ, he’s been advised by attorneys to stay in Florida per sources. #Giants— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) June 26, 2018
Jenkins added in his statement that, as there was an ongoing investigation, he wouldn’t be able to answer any questions regarding Rene’s death. However, he did say that the two had been collaborating on a music project and that he was praying for Rene and his family.