Former Giants WR Travis Rudolph charged with murder
Former New York Giants wide receiver Travis Rudolph (19) completes a catch during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Spo

Former Giants WR Travis Rudolph charged with first-degree murder

A wide receiver who first made his name with the Florida State Seminoles and later had a short stint with the New York Giants is facing serious charges. 

As David M. Hale explained for ESPN, Travis Rudolph has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm in Palm Beach County, Fla., following a double shooting that reportedly took place early Wednesday morning in Lake Park, Fla.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said that one man was found dead on the scene and a second victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

Most recently, Rudolph was associated with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. Winnipeg cut ties with the 25-year-old on Wednesday.

Rudolph, the cousin of former NFL receiver and kick returner Devin Hester, went undrafted in 2017 but was ultimately signed by the Giants. He recorded eight receptions for 101 yards during his rookie year in his only regular-season appearances. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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