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Purdue University

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2 Purdue football players arrested

Charged with theft from Kohl's

Knauf
Woods

Purdue football players B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods were arrested Monday on preliminary Class D felony charges of theft, according to Cpl. Austin Gordon of the Tippecanoe County Jail.

The two redshirt freshmen were arrested at a Kohl's department store in Lafayette, and were booked in the county jail Monday afternoon, Gordon said.

Knauf and Woods were each released on a $5,000 surety bond, Gordon said.

Knauf has nine receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown this season, as well as 90 rushing yards on 11 attempts and a score. The Florida native is one of the Boilermakers' best receivers.

Woods has not played for Purdue this season.

"Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell is aware of today's incident involving B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods," Purdue Associate Athletics Director Tom Schott said in a statement.

"Hazell takes such matters seriously and respects that there is an ongoing legal process that he will allow to evolve before determining any possible internal disciplinary action."

smorrison@jg.net

Tuesday update

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