Janoris Jenkins' older brother was arrested on suspicion of felony aggressive manslaughter in the death of a man found at the New York Giants cornerback's residence in New Jersey, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office announced Thursday.
Authorities accuse William H. Jenkins Jr. of getting into a physical altercation that resulted in the death of Roosevelt Rene, a family friend of Janoris Jenkins. Authorities told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that William Jenkins fled the area before being detained for an alleged parole violation in Ontario County, New York, early Tuesday morning.
Jenkins, 34, was later charged after authorities determined he "recklessly" caused Rene's death "under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life."
If convicted on the first-degree manslaughter charge, Jenkins could be sentenced to 10-30 years in prison, Bergen County prosecutors told NFL.com.
Police and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the death as a possible strangulation/suffocation incident, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The probe remains ongoing.
The home, located in Fair Lawn, is about 10 miles north of MetLife Stadium. Janoris Jenkins has listed the home as his residence for two years, according to the AP.
Jenkins, 29, is entering his seventh NFL season and his third with the Giants. New York opens training camp July 25.