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.
The organization was made aware of Travis Rudolph’s arrest this morning and he has subsequently been released. Rudolph was signed in December of 2019 and did not play in a game for the Blue Bombers.— Darren Cameron (@Darren_Cameron) April 7, 2021
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.