Two months after seeing two serious charges reduced to a single misdemeanor, Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. has once again found himself in some legal hot water.
According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Wilder turned himself in to the Leon County Jail today due to a violation of his probation.
After he was initially arrested on a pair of felony charges stemming from an incident that initially began as an attempt by the police to arrest his girlfriend this past February, Wilder pleaded no contest in early April to a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence. He was sentenced to six months of probation and nine days at a work camp.
When Wilder reported to for one of those nine days, he unbelievably tested positive for alcohol during a routine breathalyzer test administered by camp personnel. Even more unbelievably, he blew a .01 — .08 is the legal limit — which lends itself to the words “false” and “positive” being brought into the equation.
Regardless, that triggered a “technical violation” of his probation and led to his being jailed without bond, his attorney told the Democrat.
It’s unclear how long Wilder will remain incarcerated, or what if any impact it will have on his status with the team or any future school-mandated punishment.
Wilder last year was the No. 2 running back in the country and the No. 11 player at any position according to Rivals.com. He rushed for 160 yards — the third-highest total on the team — and a touchdown during his first season in Tallahassee, with nearly half of those yards (76) coming in a 52-point win over 1-AA Charleston Southern the second week of the season.
Colorado had already lost one starting inside linebacker to injury. Now, the Buffs have lost another.
Kenneth Olugbode sustained an unspecified leg injury in the Week 5 loss to Oregon. As a result, Olugbode will miss 4-6 weeks.
At minimum, Olugbode will miss games against Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA, possibly returning for the Nov. 7 game against Stanford. Missing six weeks would see him miss the Stanford and USC games, returning, Nov. 21 vs. Washington State.
“It’s going to be a big loss,” defensive tackle Justin Solis said according to the Denver Post. “It starts up front with us, the D-line. Not having K.O. out there is a huge loss, but it’s definitely something we accept as a challenge as a D-line. We’re going to step it up while he’s out.”
Olugbode had started all five games this season after starting all 12 games as a sophomore last season. Ryan Severson is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.
Back on September 10, it was announced that Jim Harbaugh had dismissed Logan Tuley-Tillman for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” Now we know what that unacceptable conduct was. Allegedly.
Wednesday morning, mlive.com is reporting, Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies stemming from a Sept. 4 incident in which he’s accused of filming a sex act with a woman without her knowledge. Tuley-Tillman was officially charged with two counts of capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.
From the report:
Capturing/distributing an image of an unclothed person is punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of no more than $2,000, or both. Using a computer to commit a crime, in this case, would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a fine of no more than $5,000, or both.
The incident occurred in the 300 block of Catherine Street Sept. 4. Tuley-Tillman is accused of filming a portion of a sexual encounter with a woman without her knowledge and then transmitting it to his personal device without her permission, according to Ann Arbor police.
Tuley-Tillman was a four-star member of Brady Hoke‘s second-to-last UM recruiting class, rated as the No. 24 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 7 player at any position in the state of Illinois. He played in one game as a redshirt freshman last season, the season opener against Appalachian State.
This season, he had been listed as the No. 2 left tackle and played in the 2015 opener.