Thursday, February 23, 2012

ACC Football Off Season Crime

Wow, what took so long?  We usually have a bunch of football player off-season crime stories by now…

Authorities say Florida State tailback James Wilder Jr. was arrested after a confrontation with deputies.

Florida's Leon County Sheriff's Office reports the 19-year-old was at a Tallahassee apartment Tuesday when deputies went to arrest a 20-year-old woman for missing a court appearance.

As a deputy escorted the woman to a patrol car, a sheriff's report says, Wilder stepped between the deputy and the woman and pushed the deputy.

Wilder was arrested and charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer without violence and battery on the officer. Jail records show he was released on $2,000 bail.

Wilder's first season with the Seminoles was in 2011. He is the son of James Wilder, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' all-time career rushing leader.

Florida State's sports information department didn't immediately comment on the development.

Sources tell T.A.H. that FSU SID doesn’t comment on misdemeanors…any more.  If the FSU SID had a good sense of humor, they would have issued as statement that simply said "Dadgummit."

Honestly, we figure Wilder was looking to be chivalrous and just got a little carried away…

*Items in italics may not be true. 

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