Receiver Travis Rudolph cut by Winnipeg Blue Bombers after murder charge
Rudolph, 25, never played for Winnipeg after signing with the team in December 2019
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released Travis Rudolph after the American wide receiver was arrested for first-degree murder in Florida on Wednesday.
A Bombers spokesperson says the team released Rudolph after learning of the arrest by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
The 25-year-old Rudolph never played for Winnipeg after signing with the team in December 2019. The 2020 CFL season was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authorities say Rudolph was arrested after police responded to a double shooting. One man was found dead and another was transported to hospital.
The former Florida State Seminole previously was a member of the NFL's New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.