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James Wilder Jr. enters plea deal for violating probation

James Wilder Jr. AP

A violation of his probation landed Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. in some legal trouble last week, though the technicality of the violation was, shall we say, underwhelming. Wilder showed trace amounts of alcohol consumption during a routine breathalyzer test and was told to leave the work site to which he had been assigned.

Be that as it may, Wilder failed to do what the law asked of him. This morning, he entered a plea in Leon County Court accepting responsibility for his actions. As a result, he will finish his final three days of an 11-day jail sentence and complete two more anger management classes.

Additionally, Wilder’s attorney, Tim Jansen, told the Orlando Sentinel that his client’s probation has been extended to either September or October.

Had Wilder not agreed to the plea, he could have spent another couple of weeks in prison.

“Under the circumstances, he couldn’t afford to just sit in jail and wait; to wait for another hearing,” Jansen said. “It was basically in his best interest to get the case resolved.”

Wilder 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.

Wilder will be released from jail on Sunday.

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6 Responses to “James Wilder Jr. enters plea deal for violating probation”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jun 28, 2012 12:47 PM

    Why don’t we just cut to the chase and have Wilder transfer to Auburn where this kind of behavior is “todlerated”. Even the Auburn folks should get that one. Anyone see Zeke Pike? He and Wilder can room together.

  2. canetic says: Jun 28, 2012 1:37 PM

    He’s already at FSU. You haven’t seen any punishment handed down by them, have you?

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 28, 2012 1:53 PM

    Punishment coming. Probably sit out one of the “cupcake” games…..that would be any game in the ACC.

  4. 1990tiger says: Jun 28, 2012 2:59 PM

    @gameCOCKer

    There you go again…..living in a glass house and throwing stones. Wilder’s behavior should remind you of Stephen Garcia. He would fit in real well at SuCk.

  5. thegamecocker says: Jun 29, 2012 8:31 AM

    @1990tiger

    Oh, hey there kitten…you’re back at me for my anti-Auburn comments on see. One last time: Stephen Garcia EARNED A DEGREE at THE U. of South Carolina (Scam Newton didn’t come close to graduating). He attended classes with other rank-in-file Carolina students (Scam Newton didn’t as he took ALL his classes on-line); Stephen did not steal from his fellow Carolina students (Scam stole a laptop); Stephen did not cheat on tests (Scam cheated); Stephen was not dismissed by THE U. of South Carolina, he was dismissed from the football team (Scam was dismissed from U. of Florida – SHAMEFUL). Stephen was not shopped around by his parents to the highest bidding school (Sham was); Stephen NEVER LIED to the School about any transgression (Scam lied to the NCAA ((wink, wink)). Shortly thereafter, the NCAA changed the rules so that if there was any HINT of impropriety, the athlete would be INELIGIBLE! There AUBURN’s 2010 NC was a fake, phony, fraud IMO and the majority of the US. Next in line please, you’re done sir!!!

  6. 1990tiger says: Jun 29, 2012 8:56 AM

    @gameCOCKer

    There isn’t any mention of Auburn or Cam Newton in this article yet you still try to introduce your irrelevant comments. You just can’t seem to get over the bitterness of the 56-17 a## whipping your cocks got back in 2010, can you? Nothing fake about that.

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