Sep 14, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jarrett Grace tackles Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver B.J. Knauf (83) at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Two Purdue WRs released from jail


Two Purdue Boilermakers wide receivers were arrested on charges of theft Monday.

Both wide receivers, B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods, are freshman and both are from out of the state.

According to reports, police were called to a local Kohl’s at about 5:30 p.m. The pair allegedly stole two tie bars, valued at $20 each.

Purdue associate athletic director Tom Schott told the Lafayette Journal and Courier  first year Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell was aware of the incident and “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.”

Woods, a 6’2, 175 lb. redshirt freshman out of Ypsilanti, Minnesota hasn’t played this season. Knauf, a 5-10, 183 lb. native of Winter Haven, Florida, has nine receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown and 11 rushes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Knauf is also a redshirt freshman.

Both Knauf and Woods were booked at Tippecanoe County. Each player posted bail and both were released Monday night.

The 1-3 Boilermakes will be back in action Saturday, October 12 when they host the Nebraska Cornhuskers.