Purdue's Knauf, Woods arrested for theft

Two members of the Purdue football team were arrested on Monday.

WEST LAFAYETTE – Two members of the Purdue football program were arrested on Monday for theft.

Redshirt freshmen B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods, both receivers on Purdue's roster, were arrested for theft by shoplifting. The Lafayette Police Department was called to Kohl's on at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday after the two allegedly stole tie bars valued at $20 each.

In a statement to the media, Purdue associate athletics director Tom Schott said, "Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell is aware of today's incident involving B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods. 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."

Knauf, a Winter Haven, Florida native, has played in each of the Boilermakers' five games this season, posting nine catches. He has also been a factor in special teams. Woods, Ypsilanti, Michigan native, has not yet played in a game.

Boiler Sports Report will have more on this developing story.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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