Former Florida State star football player Travis Rudolph was arrested early Wednesday morning in South Florida on Murder charges.
According to fhe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office , 25-year-old Rudolph was charged with 4 counts of first-degree murder.
The additional charges seen below are in regards to a total of four individuals “shot at or by” Travis Rudolph. Two were struck by gunfire; one is still in the hospital, one is deceased and two were not injured. https://t.co/f2P014YwmR pic.twitter.com/WJqiiLMJBP
— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) April 7, 2021
Investigators identified Rudolph as a suspect in the shooting and arrested him a short time later. Officials didn’t say what led to the shooting or why Rudolph was a suspect.
Rudolph was Florida State’s leading receiver in 2015 and 2016 and left the team early to enter the NFL draft in 2017. He went undrafted but eventually signed with the New York Giants and then the Miami Dolphins. He also spent time with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. The team released him Wednesday.
Former FSU Football star Travis Rudolph has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge & an attempted murder charge. You may remember Rudolph from this viral photo, eating lunch with Bo Paske — a boy with autism who was sitting alone in a cafeteria when Rudolph befriended him. pic.twitter.com/OSBfEN2Vov
— Paxton Boyd (@paxton) April 7, 2021
Rudolph was being held without bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday. Jail records didn’t list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.