TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami) – A former five-star recruit for Florida State University is facing felony charges of battery and resisting arrest Wednesday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Per team rules, James Wilder, Jr. has been suspended from the team. Any FSU player who is charged with a felony is immediately suspended from the team.
According to police, both Wilder and a woman, Bianca Camarda, 20, as police came to Camarda’s home to serve an outstanding warrant for her. Police said Wilder let police in and officers found her hiding in a bathroom and took her into custody without incident.
As Camarda was being taken away, Wilder stepped in to tell officers that his girlfriend wasn’t going to jail, according to police. Wilder than allegedly stepped between Camarda and a deputy and pushed the deputy, according to police, according to the Sentinel.
Police threatened to taser Wilder, who eventually backed down and was arrested.
Wilder is the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back James Wilder who rushed for more than 6,000 yards in his 10-year NFL career.