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June 22, 2012
UPDATE: 4:20 p.m. FSU running back James Wilder Jr. has been arrested for a violation of probation.
The violation stems from a blood alcohol test taken by Wilder, 20, prior to a court-ordered work camp day. Wilder had a .01 blood alcohol content according to his attorney Tim Jansen, which is below the normal legal limit for people under the age of 21.
Wilder turned himself in at the Leon County Jail at 2:25 p.m. ET Friday afternoon. A message left with the Leon County Sherriff's Office was not immediately returned.
Wilder pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence at the Leon County Courthouse on April 4 and was sentenced to six months probation and nine days of jail work camp as part of a plea deal. He was also required to take anger management courses, write a letter of apology to the officer involved and pay $225 in court costs.
Jansen said that there is no bond for Wilder on the probation violation but believes the .01 test will make it "inadmissible" in court. Jansen originally told Warchant.com that Wilder had violated by testing with a .02 BAC. Having alcohol in his system is what caused the probation violation, although Jansen said it was unclear if Wilder was randomly chosen for a test or if a work camp official claimed Wilder smelled of alcohol.
"We're going to try and see if we can get it resolved," Jansen said. "We hope to get him in court next week."
Wilder will remain in jail until his initial court date for now since there is no bond. Jansen said that the arrest affidavit also states that Wilder had not completed his anger management courses. However, Jansen said Wilder has taken four of the five tests required by the original plea in April.
Wilder had 35 carries for 161 yards and a touchdown as a freshman in 2011 and scored a touchdown in the Seminoles' 35-30 loss at Wake Forest. He also caught two passes for 14 yards.
Wilder missed most of FSU's spring practice while initially charged with a felony. Per FSU policy, no student can represent the school in athletic events while felony charges are pending.
A Tampa native, Wilder was the No. 2-ranked running back and the No. 11 overall player in the Class of 2011 according to Rivals.com.
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