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Former NFL and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to the Sun Sentinel.
His arrest comes after the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to a double shooting down in Florida. That shooting occurred sometime after midnight early on Wednesday morning. Two victims had apparently suffered gunshot wounds. One later died from the injuries.
Rudolph is currently being held without bail.
BREAKING: Travis Rudolph, a former star football player at Cardinal Newman High and Florida State University, was arrested in Palm Beach County on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder https://t.co/9BNYJpXNpw pic.twitter.com/xrBp7W9hZ9
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) April 7, 2021
Rudolph, 25, played for the Seminoles from 2014-16. He had a successful career in Tallahassee, hauling in 153 catches for 2,311 yards and 18 scores. He then signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.
He spent parts of the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Giants before briefly landing on the practice squad for the Miami Dolphins. Rudolph last played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2020, and is currently on the roster.
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