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Former FSU receiver Travis Rudolph arrested on murder complaint

Rudolph was identified as the suspect in a double shooting in Palm Beach County.
Travis Rudolph, a former FSU receiver, has been arrested on a murder complaint in Palm Beach County.
Travis Rudolph, a former FSU receiver, has been arrested on a murder complaint in Palm Beach County.
Published Apr. 7
Updated Apr. 8

Update: Since this story posted Wednesday, more details became available through a probable cause affidavit. You can see those details here. The original story is below:

Former Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph faces complaints of murder and attempted murder after being arrested Wednesday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a double shooting shortly after midnight in Lake Park, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. One man was found dead in West Palm Beach, while another was taken to a nearby hospital.

Rudolph was identified as the suspect and arrested. He was booked into jail at 8:02 this morning, according to jail records. He faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, according to the sheriff’s office, and is also accused of shooting or attempting to shoot two others.

Rudolph, 25, is being held without bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Rudolph starred at Cardinal Newman High in West Palm Beach and was a top-50 national prospect in the 2014 recruiting class. He led the Seminoles in receiving during his final two seasons (2015-16) under coach Jimbo Fisher.

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Rudolph ranks seventh in FSU history with 153 career catches and is eighth in receptions per game (3.9) and career receiving yards (2,311).

Travis Rudolph was FSU's top receiver from 2015-16.
Travis Rudolph was FSU's top receiver from 2015-16. [ (2016) ]

He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent and caught eight NFL passes for 101 yards in 2017. He later spent time with the Miami Dolphins. He was a member of the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers before being released a few hours after his arrest.

In 2016, Rudolph was at the center of a viral story when he saw an 11-year-old with autism eating lunch by himself and sat down to join him.

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