Dad of Florida State star dies after gun fires at strip club

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph (15) sheds Wake Forest defender Jesse Bates III in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla. Former college receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are examples of pro prospects who left high school as elite national recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome a perceived lack of production in college.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off while he was working in a storage room at a strip club.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph was fixing items at Sugar D’s Adult Club in West Palm Beach when another worker moved a gun off a shelf in an adjacent room and it fired. The bullet struck Rudolph in the back of the neck on Friday.

Wide receiver Travis Rudolph led Florida State in receiving the past two seasons and is forgoing his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft this week.

Travis Rudolph made headlines last year when he ate lunch with an autistic middle school student who was sitting alone. A photo of the pair was shared online and the story went viral.