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Ex-Plant, FSU RB James Wilder Jr. arrested in Tampa

James Wilder was one of 26 local prospects who worked out for the Bucs this week and is expected to be selected in next month's NFL draft.

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James Wilder was one of 26 local prospects who worked out for the Bucs this week and is expected to be selected in next month's NFL draft.

Former Plant and Florida State running back James Wilder Jr., an NFL draft prospect who visited the Bucs on Friday, was arrested in Tampa on Sunday night on an outstanding warrant related to a charge of driving with a suspended license with knowledge.

Wilder, 22, was arrested in Tampa at 7:21 p.m. and released on $1,000 bond at 12:20 a.m. Monday. He is the son of former Bucs running back James Wilder, who remains the team's career rushing leader.

"I am not proud of myself when I make mistakes like this," Wilder said in a statement Monday.

He was cited in Tampa on March 1 for driving with a suspended license with knowledge, and Sunday's arrest stems from missing a court appearance from that case. He has been cited for license-related violations at least three times in Tampa since 2011, with another in Tallahassee in 2012.

Ex-Plant, FSU RB James Wilder Jr. arrested in Tampa 04/14/14 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2014 6:46pm]
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