As if Purdue's 1-4 start isn't bad enough, the Boilers' problems are extending beyond the field.
Boilers wide receivers B.J. Knauf and Jordan Woods were arrested Monday on suspicion of theft, according to multiple reports. The two players were detained in a local Kohl's after being suspected of shoplifting two tie bars, valued at $20 each.
Kohl's security recovered the items, but Lafayette police determined there was probable cause for theft and arrested both players late Monday afternoon. They were released after posting bond.
Purdue spokesman Tom Schott said head coach Darrell Hazell is aware of the situation and will let the legal process unfold before making a determination on internal discipline. The Boilers are off this week before resuming play Oct. 12 against Nebraska.
Knauf, a 5-foot-10, 183-pound redshirt freshman, has been one of few bright spots for Purdue's offense, recording nine passes for 95 yards and rushing for 90 yards on 11 carries. Woods, a redshirt freshman, has yet to play this season.
Hazell places a premium on discipline and has tried to set a higher standard in the program. I don't expect him to take the situation lightly.