Janoris Jenkins' Brother William Charged with Aggravated Manslaughter

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJune 27, 2018

New York Giants' Janoris Jenkins speaks to reporters before an NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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William Jenkins, the brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene. 

According to the Bergen County (New Jersey) Prosecutor's Office, William is in custody after he was arrested in Ontario County, New York. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Jenkins was initially taken into custody for a parole violation. 

Jenkins' arrest comes one day after police in Bergen County announced they were investigating the discovery of a body, which was later identified as Rene's. 

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office (via ESPN.com) confirmed Rene was a family friend of William and Janoris. William was later listed as a "person of interest," according to TMZ Sports

Citing multiple sources, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Janoris—who is in Florida—is "good" and "waiting for the legal process to play out."