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Report: Two Purdue WRs arrested

Prince Shembo, B.j. Knauf AP

Purdue wide receivers B.J. Knauf and Jordon Woods were arrested on Monday by Lafayette police, the Lafayette Journal and Courier reported.

The two freshmen were booked into Tippecanoe County Jail on suspicion of theft. They posted bond and were released on Monday night.

The incident reportedly took place at a local mall:

At about 5:30 p.m., Lafayette police were called to Kohl’s within Tippecanoe Mall for reports of two male shoplifters. Woods and Knauf were detained by Kohl’s loss prevention officers after they had allegedly stolen two tie bars, valued at $20 each. The Kohl’s prevention officers recovered the tie bars before police arrived.

Lafayette police then decided there was probable cause and arrested the two men.

Purdue’s athletic department said coach Darrell Hazell was aware of the incident but will let the legal process evolve before taking disciplinary action.

Knauf has played in five games so far for the Boilermakers, catching nine passes for 95 yards. He has also rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries. Woods has yet to appear in a game.

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11 Responses to “Report: Two Purdue WRs arrested”
  1. normtide says: Sep 30, 2013 9:48 PM

    Only in the B1G.

  2. redwing26 says: Sep 30, 2013 9:57 PM

    Sure @normtide cuz that never happens in the sec.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Sep 30, 2013 10:14 PM

    This happens in all conferences. I’m all for debates about the best conference and such, but we should all agree crime happens across college athletics (unfortunately).

    On another note, this makes cash handshakes not seem so bad.

  4. normtide says: Sep 30, 2013 10:35 PM

    Redwings, it’s sarcasm. If this was posted about players in the SEC, there would already be 50 posts claiming “only on the SEC”. I happen to agree with you. It’s only news when it happens down south though.

  5. stoicpaisano says: Sep 30, 2013 10:35 PM

    Who steals from Kohl’s?

    Glad to see thievery in West Lafayette brings racial harmony to the team.

  6. balfe13 says: Oct 1, 2013 2:22 AM

    What the hell are tie bars?

  7. polegojim says: Oct 1, 2013 8:06 AM

    balf…. pretty much things almost nobody wears anymore. Basically used to clasp a tie through the open side of the shirt and keep the tie centered on the shirt

  8. dhardy8207 says: Oct 1, 2013 10:01 AM

    2 new candidates for the stupidity award! This almost sounds like something kids would do as a bet or dare situation. Most youngsters don’t even know what a tiebar is nor how to use it…

    Be ashame if this was some type of frat initiation, lots to lose over a $20 item that are out of style…

  9. theflyingtad says: Oct 1, 2013 11:15 AM


    I have to agree with @normtide… This wouldn’t happen in the SEC!!! *

    *98% of SEC players are unable to tie a tie.

  10. hatesycophants says: Oct 1, 2013 6:08 PM

    Incredibly lame.

  11. kansacity88 says: Oct 1, 2013 11:42 PM

    Well, when you get lambasted by a team like NIU, your mind can end up tricking you into doing stupid things. Been down THAT road before! Uggggh!

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