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FSU wideout Jesus Wilson arrested for stealing scooter (Updated)

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 12: Jesus Wilson #3 of the Garnet team tries to elude Nick Waisome #6 of the Gold team during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 12, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A member of the national champion Florida State Seminoles is in some hot water after an incident on Wednesday.

As first reported by SB Nation’s Tomahawk Nation, FSU wide receiver Jesus Wilson was arrested on a third degree grand theft auto charge. The charge against Wilson, which is a felony, was listed in the Leon County (Fla.) Sherriff’s booking report for Wednesday.

According to Tallahassee Democrat, on June 11, Wilson reportedly stole a motor scooter and crashed it on campus. 

Per the Democrat:

On June 11 at 10:20 a.m., a man said he parked his scooter, valued at $1,000, in front of the Love building along Atomic Way. When he returned, the scooter was gone, said court documents. On June 17, Tallahassee Police officers stopped Wilson while he was driving the stolen scooter, which was now damaged.

Wilson, who has been suspended by FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher, told officers that he "borrowed the scooter from another student," but did not have the student's contact information. 

On Monday, in an email to investigators, Wilson said he stole the scooter when he noticed the keys were in the ignition and did not plan to keep it as long as he did. Wilson also admitted to crashing the scooter.

Wilson was booked into Leon County Jail on Wednesday and later posted bail.

According to Tomahawk Nation, any Florida State athlete who gets charged with a felony “is immediately suspended until the matter has reached a resolution.” The maximum penalty for grand theft auto in the third degree upon conviction in the state of Florida is “five years in prison, five years probation and up to a $5,000 fine.”

The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Wilson, a sophomore from Miami, caught three passes for 23 yards last season while also returning eight punts for 89 yards. He has been competing for a starting role at slot receiver for the Seminoles in 2014.

He was rated as a three-star prospect in the class of 2013 by Rivals.

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