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A Dead Body Has Reportedly Been Found At The Home Of An NFL Star

A picture of the New York Giants helmet on the field.

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 08: The helmet of Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants is seen prior to the start of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

According to a report from TMZ Sports, a dead body was found at the home of New York Giants player Janoris Jenkins in New Jersey on Tuesday. The publication reports that the Major Crimes Unit is investigating the situation.

Jenkins was reportedly not in his home during the discovery. He's reportedly down in Florida - though he's been made aware of the situation.

Here are more details, via TMZ. It's unclear if any kind of foul play is suspected.

Sources tell us the body was discovered in the basement by a worker at the house. Law enforcement officers in Bergen County raced to the scene. We're told the coroner showed up a short time later.

The identity of the victim is unclear -- we know investigators are actively working the case.

Jenkins, who plays cornerback, was drafted back in 2012 by the St. Louis Rams. He signed with the Giants in 2016 and made the Pro Bowl for the franchise.

Jenkins had an interesting college career. He played for Urban Meyer at Florida for three years, but was ultimately kicked out of the program after being charged with possession of marijuana ahead of his senior season. He finished up his career at North Alabama before entering the NFL Draft. Last season, Jenkins missed one game after violating team rules and six games for an ankle injury. Update: ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that Jenkins' house is in Fair Lawn and the case is being treated as a homicide investigation.

Update 2: Russini has issued a second report on the matter. She reports that last night in New Jersey, a man who said he was Jenkins' brother got off a plane he was planning to take from Newark to Fort Lauderdale. It's a strange report, to say the least.

More as we learn it.