Police responded to a double-shooting in Palm Beach County, leading to Rudolph’s arrest. One of the victims is dead, and another has been hospitalized. Rudolph faces one first-degree murder charge, and another first-degree attempted murder charge.
His involvement in the incident has shocked those around the college football world. Many have called Rudolph among the nicer people that they had the chance to know or cover at Florida State. Ahead of the 2016, he made headlines for befriending a local middle school student with autism, after noticing that he was eating alone at lunch.
Rudolph went undrafted in 2017, and signed with the New York Giants, for whom he played the 2017 season. He was waived by the team at the start of the 2018 season, and signed by the Miami Dolphins, but tore his ACL on his first day of practice with the team. His most recent pro football stint came with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019. He is 25 years old.
Travis Rudolph #ARRESTED for 1st Degree Murder with a Firearm and Attempted First Degree Murder with a Firearm. Shortly after midnight, we responded to a double shooting in Lake Park. One male was transported to the hospital and another was found deceased in West Palm Beach. pic.twitter.com/prQAv5Jfq2
— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) April 7, 2021
I hate hate HATE that we can never really know the guys we’re writing about. Have thought this a lot w/the Deshaun stories. But man, how Travis Rudolph went from being a hero to a boy w/autism to held without bond on 4 counts of premeditated murder is just… there are no words.
— 💫🅰️♈️🆔 (@ADavidHaleJoint) April 7, 2021
Travis Rudolph is being held without bond, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Not much more is known about the alleged shooting at this time.
Our thoughts go out to those affected by this morning’s shooting. We’ll have more about this situation as it comes out.