Travis Rudolph: Former NY Giants Wide Receiver Arrested For Murder

Former New York Giants wide receiver Travis Rudolph was arrested Wednesday morning and booked on first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges.

Reportedly, Rudolph opened fire on a vehicle containing four people in West Palm Beach, Florida around midnight Wednesday.

When police arrived, they found one man deceased and they received word of another man rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

A motive for the shooting is unknown, but after preliminary investigation officials believe they have evidence that proves Rudolph is the shooter.

Rudolph was a star receiver at Florida State University from 2014 to 2016, he led the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2015.

In 2016, during a visit at a Tallahassee middle school, Rudolph went viral for sitting down to eat lunch with Bo Paske, an autistic student who didn’t have many friends.

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Less than a year later, in April 2017, Rudolph’s father was killed in a freak accident at a nightclub days before his draft day.

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Rudolph’s friend, Bo Paske, that he met at the Tallahassee middle school, was right by his side on draft day.

Unfortunately, Rudolph was not drafted, but he later signed with the New York Giants.

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Rudolph played for the New York Giants from 2017 to 2018, and he was picked up by the Miami Dolphins in September 2018 after being waived by the Giants.

Rudolph tore his ACL the first day of practice with the Dolphins.

After his struggles in the NFL, Rudolph went to the Canadian football League and signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who released him today after hearing of his arrest.

It is very unfortunate that Travis Rudolph’s demons got the best of him.

We send our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

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Sources: TMZ and The NY Post

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