Ex-giants WR Travis Rudolph arrested on charges of first degree murder

Former Giants recipient Travis Rudolph is being held without bond in Florida after he was arrested and charged with first degree murder with a firearm and attempted first degree murder with a firearm, Palm Beach County Sherriff’s Office reported.

25-year-old Rudolph was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a double shooting in Palm Beach County that left one man dead and another injured and taken to a nearby hospital. The sheriff’s office said Rudolph is also charged with shooting two other people who were not injured. Thursday is his first appearance in court.

After Rudolph was eliminated in 2017, he signed with the Giants and played in seven regular season games, earning eight receptions for 101 yards. He was disbanded in September 2018 and later picked up by the dolphins. On his first day of training, Rudolph tore his ACL.

Rudolph went viral in 2016 while at Florida State when he had lunch with and befriended a sixth-grader with autism.