James Wilder Jr. Pleads To Misdemeanor; Should Rejoin 'Noles

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There is a resolution in James Wilder Jr.'s court case, stemming from his February 22nd arrest. Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. plead no contest to resisting arrest without violence, a first-degree misdemeanor. Per Jim Lamar, he was given six months probation, nine days in a work camp, a $225 fine and will write letter of apology to the officer.

Per Florida State policy, Wilder Jr. should be clear to return to the team immediately (FSU policy dictates that an athlete charged with a felony cannot participate in team activities). With the felony no longer pending, there shouldn't be any additional impediment to Wilder Jr. rejoining the team, unless Jimbo Fisher elects to impose additional punishment, which is highly unlikely.

Wilder was a five-star recruit out of Tampa Plant High School. He is a sophomore and played sparingly as a freshman, prompting rampant speculation that he should move to linebacker, as many feel it is his more natural position. With the lack of depth at the running back position, however, the viability of such a move is in doubt.

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