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Florida State Seminoles running back and former Plant High star James Wilder to be jailed until Sunday

Florida State running back James Wilder, arrested June 22 for violating his probation, will remain in a Leon County jail until Sunday morning.

The former Plant High star had a hearing Thursday, the Tallahassee Democrat reported. During the hearing, he admitted to the violation and was sentenced to 11 days in jail while being credited for eight. He also must attend two more anger management classes.

"We're disappointed," Wil­der's lawyer, Tim Jansen, said. "We thought we could have won at a hearing. But that would have been in a couple of weeks, and James would have been sitting in jail with no bond. So we admitted to the violation."

Wilder, 20, has been on probation since April 4, when he pleaded no contest to a first-degree misdemeanor of resisting arrest without violence for a Feb. 22 incident in which police tried to arrest his girlfriend. He was ordered to take part in nine days of work camp and complete an anger-management program.

According to the jail camp worksheet, Wilder failed to show up for his first five days "because of his job" (listed as "student/FSU" in the arrest affidavit).

The sophomore showed up for his next scheduled day, June 12, and was given an alcohol test. When it registered 0.01, he was dismissed from the camp.

According to the arrest warrant, Wilder also failed to sign up for an anger-management program within 30 days of his plea (Jansen said four of five classes have been completed) and owes $165 in supervision fees.

Wilder reported to jail after his summer session final exam June 22 and is scheduled to stay through Saturday. Jansen told the Orlando Sentinel he doesn't expect FSU coach Jimbo Fisher to discipline Wilder. "(Fisher) is so exasperated with the way this whole thing was handled and how James was treated," he said. "It seems he feels James has been punished enough."

Fisher was out of town and unavailable for comment.

Florida State Seminoles running back and former Plant High star James Wilder to be jailed until Sunday 06/28/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:25pm]

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