FSU receiver Wilson reinstated following indefinite suspension for scooter incident

Sept 1, 4:55 PM

Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson's indefinite suspension from the team has now been lifted, head coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday.  

Wilson was charged with third-degree grand motor theft for an incident on July 10 involving an alleged theft of a scooter. The charge was later reduced from a felony to two misdemeanors (petty theft and misdemeanor criminal mischief), attorney Tim Jansen told ESPN.com.

The wideout traveled with the Seminoles and dressed for Saturday's victory over Oklahoma State, but did not play.

Under Florida State policy, any player charged with a felony is immediately suspended from representing the university in games. Wilson was allowed to practice during his suspension.

The Seminoles next game comes against The Citadel on Saturday night.

Sept 2, 3:58 PM

FSU receiver Jesus Wilson to play Saturday against The Citadel

Sept 2, 3:58 PM

Florida State's wide receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson will return to the field this Saturday against The Citadel, according to the Tallahassee Democrat

"Bobo will be back in the mix this week," head coach Jimbo Fisher said in his news conference on Monday. 

Wilson was suspended following an offseason arrest for alleged theft of a scooter. He later pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges for petty theft and criminal mischief. 

Fisher has plans to play Wilson against The Citadel. "He's done everything that we've asked him to do," said Fisher. "He's been very mature with how he's handled things." 

Wilson tweeted his gratitude towards the FSU fans for their support earlier in the summer: 

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Melina Vastola

July 31, 10:02 AM

Report: FSU receiver Wilson has charge reduced to misdemeanor in scooter incident

July 31, 10:02 AM

Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson reportedly pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft after originally being charged with a felony earlier this month.

Wilson pleaded no contest after being arrested and charged with the theft of a motor scooter on July 9, WarChant.com reports. The incident allegedly took place on June 11.

His punishment will involve serving 30 hours in a work camp as well as a probationary period of one year.

As for Wilson's status with the Seminoles, the reduced charge could allow him to play this season.

[H/T College Football Talk]

July 10, 11:29 AM

Report: Florida State receiver Jesus Wilson charged with grand theft auto

July 10, 11:29 AM

Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson has reportedly been arrested and charged with vehicular grand theft in the third degree, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office

[Courtesy: Leon County Sheriff's Office]

The charge against Wilson is a felony, and the player has been suspended from the football team until the matter is resolved, according to Tomahawk Nation.

In the state of Florida, the charge of grand theft auto in the third degree is a felony and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, five years probation, and up to a $5,000 fine.

According to a report by The Florida Times-Union, Wilson has been accused of stealing a motorized scooter from the Florida State campus on June 11. 

Wilson found the keys in the ignition, and wound up crashing the vehicle, causing damages costing $882.13. He initially told police that he had borrowed the scooter from a friend, whom he did not have contact information for. Wilson later sent police a message admitting he took the scooter.

Wilson had been expected to see an increased role in the Florida State offense in the fall as the Seminoles look to replace Kelvin Benjamin at wide receiver.

Wilson sent out the following tweet Wednesday evening: