The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of a 25-year-man whose body was found in the NFL players New Jersey home.
The Bergen County prosecutors office said Wednesday 34-year-old William H. Jenkins Russell Bodine Jersey , of Fair Lawn, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in the death of Roosevelt Rene, whose body was discovered Tuesday.
Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo said William Jenkins is in custody in the Ontario County Jail in New York state. The investigation is ongoing.
Janoris Jenkins home is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of MetLife Stadium. Property records show Janoris Jenkins has lived at the house the last two years, and on Wednesday the Bergen County prosecutors office listed William Jenkins as living at the same address.
According to New York state department of corrections records, William Jenkins was arrested on drug charges in 2006 and again in 2011. He was paroled from prison in July 2016.
Janoris Jenkins is entering his third season with the Giants. The 29-year-old signed a five-year, $62.5 million contract with the team in 2016 and had an outstanding first season when he was selected to be a starter in the 2017 Pro Bowl.
His second season did not go as well. The veteran was suspended for a game for violating team rules in late October and eventually had his season end in late November by an ankle injury that required surgery.
He has intercepted 16 passes in six seasons and scored nine touchdowns.
Jenkins played at Florida from 2008-10 before finishing his college career at North Alabama. He was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Rams in 2012. He played four seasons with the Rams.
The NBA leads the way in mens professional sports when it comes to racial and gender hiring practices, according to a diversity report released Tuesday.
The league earned an A for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring practices for an overall grade of an A. That keeps the NBA significantly above other professional sports Adidas Tyler Seguin Jersey , according to Richard Lapchick, the reports author and the director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
The NBA remains the industry leader among mens sports for racial and gender hiring practices even with the increased grading scales introduced last season, Lapchick said.
The report states that the NBA league office has the best record for people of color in mens professional sports at a 36.4 percent (357 of 980) employment rate.
The league, which was first to have three team owners who are people of color, had seven women who served as team presidents/CEOs during the 2017-2018 season the highest among mens professional sports.
The report states there are also more NBA general managers and head coaches of color than in the past.
The general managers who are people of color doubled last season from 10 percent (3 of 30) to 20 percent (6 of 30), which puts the NBA well ahead of other mens sports leagues.
Thats a big positive, Lapchick said.
Nine of 30 NBA head coaches were people of color last season. But following changes at the end of this past season Womens Tom Pyatt Jersey , one-third (10 of 30) of all NBA head coaches are now people of color.
The same trend has trickled down to the assistant coach level, where the percentage of people of color increased from 45.4 percent (74 of 163) in 2016-2017 to 45.7 percent (79 of 173) this past season.
Likewise, there was an increase in the percentage of people of color as vice presidents at the team level, increasing to 25.4 percent (148 of 583) this past season, up nearly six percent (86 of 442) from the previous season.
Lapchick also said that in two of the other categories that were reclassified team management and team professional staff the percentage of people of color increased significantly from 23.4 percent (174 of 744) to 31.2 percent (771 of 2,469) and from 32.6 percent (976 of 2,997) to 39.5 percent (1 Ian Thomas Jersey ,135 of 2,871), respectively.
Lapchick had some concerns when it comes to gender hiring at the team level, a category which dropped for the third straight year.
The percentage of women decreased for team vice presidents and team professional staff. Women who held team vice president positions made up 23.5 percent (137 of 583), a slight decrease from last years study. The percentage of women in team professional staff positions decreased by 2.9 percentage points from 40.1 percent (1,202 of 2,997) in to 37.2 percent (1 Authentic Philip Rivers Jersey ,068 of 2,871).
Its something we are keeping an eye on, Lapchick said. In mens sports in general gender hiring is a major concern.
However, Lapchick said the NBA still outpaces other leagues in gender hiring.
Despite those slight drop-offs in gender hiring, Lapchick called Commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA the industry leaders among all mens professional sports leagues in overall racial and gender hiring practices.