By Julie Montanaro
July 10, 2014
An FSU football player is arrested and accused of stealing a scooter on campus.
Up and coming wide receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson now faces felony charges and has been suspended from the team.
Wide receiver and punt returner Jesus "Bobo" Wilson racked more than a hundred yards in the Noles spring game. Now he's racked up an arrest record too.
Wilson is accused of stealing a scooter outside the Love Building. Arrest papers say he was caught riding around on it six days later.
"Students like me who've worked hard to get into this school, you know, we want our school to be prestigious and we keep hearing about these problems with the football players and I feel that's a bad name on our school," FSU student Kevin Bailey said.
"It's disappointing," FSU student Meghan McCaskill said, "especially given all of our national attention with winning the national championship, you would hope that they would act a little better."
It all started on June 11th, arrest papers say, when a student parked his brand new red scooter outside the Love Building. He says it was raining and he either left his keys in the ignition or dropped them nearby. When he came back three hours later, the scooter was gone.
On June 17th, arrest papers say, Tallahassee Police spotted the stolen scooter and Wilson was driving it. He claimed a classmate loaned it to him.
"That didn't pan out," FSU Police Spokesman Jim Russell, "and finally he basIcally just said - there was some communication to us that indicated he was the one responsible."
Wilson told police "he didn't plan to keep the scooter that long, but had no details on how he planned to return the scooter."
He turned himself in on Wednesday and is out on bond.
Seminoles.com says Wilson "is expected to make a big impact in 2014." It's not clear now whether he'll get that chance.
"I heard that they suspended him which is good and responsible for FSU," FSU Student Joe McDaniels said, "but hopefully the FSU football team can be on the news for doing good things instead of bad."
FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher suspended Wilson, but a statement from FSU says he can still practice and train with the team.
Update: Statement from Florida State University
July 10, 2014
The following statement has been issued by Florida State:
Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher announced Thursday that sophomore Jesus Wilson has been suspended in accordance with the athletics department’s code of conduct policy (attached). A student-athlete can continue to practice and train under the policy.
By: Julie Montanaro
July 10, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An FSU football player has been arrested and accused of stealing a scooter on campus.
Arrest papers say back up wide receiver Jesus Wilson admitted to taking the scooter which was parked outside the Love Building.
Tallahassee Police spotted Wilson riding on the scooter 6 days later. Arrest papers say he initially claimed to have borrowed the scooter from a classmate, but later admitted to taking it when he saw the keys in the ignition.
Wilson is a back up wide receiver and punt returner for the Seminoles.
We are checking to see how the felony arrest will impact his status with the team.