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Reports: Former Florida State RB James Wilder Jr. arrested


Former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. was arrested Sunday night in his hometown of Tampa, Fla., on a suspended license warrant.

Wilder, a potential late-round draft pick, is the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star James Wilder and worked out for the Bucs on Friday.

The Tampa Bay Times reported that Wilder's arrest was related to a citation of driving with a suspended license and that he was released on $1,000 bond at 12:20 a.m. on Monday.

This is not the first legal issue for Wilder, who was arrested in January 2013 in Tallahassee, Fla., after he failed to make a court appearance on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

He also was jailed in Tallahassee in June 2012 after testing positive for alcohol while taking part in a work program that had resulted from a plea agreement following a charge of resisting arrest without violence in February 2012.

The Times reported that Wilder also has been cited for license-related violations at least three times in Tampa since 2011.

Wilder's arrests could give some NFL teams pause. While he has excellent measurables and is a good athlete, he wasn't a feature back in college and lacks ideal speed. He does have the ability to be a productive between-the-tackles runner, though.

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