WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind - (WLFI) - Purdue Head Football Coach Darrell Hazell announced Wednesday the suspension of redshirt freshman wide receivers B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods. Knauf will miss two games, while Woods is suspended "indefinitely".
"We're going to suspend B.J. for two games," Hazell said. "He'll be out this game and the next game and he'll have some community service and lose his [game] tickets for those two games. He made a bad mistake and we want to always help our community and that's the most important thing."
Knauf and Woods were detained by Kohl's loss prevention officers for theft by shoplifting Monday afternoon. Lafayette police arrested both Knauf and Woods, and transported them to the Tippecanoe County Jail. The items allegedly stolen were two tie bars, valued at $20 a piece. Knauf and Woods posted a $505 bond and were released Monday evening.
Knauf made a statement to the media after practice Wednesday.
"I just want to say how ashamed and sorry I am for the way I represented this community, university, the receiving corp, the team, the seniors, and anyone who supported me over the past," Knauf said. "Whether it be here or at home, I'm very sorry for my actions and the way I conducted myself. I've taken steps already and continue to do so to rebuild my image."
Knauf started all five games so far this season, accounting for 306 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
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