Florida State receiver arrested for vehicle theft

Published On: Jul 10 2014 12:30:51 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 10 2014 12:32:50 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida State receiver Jesus Wilson has been suspended from the team after facing a felony charge in the theft of a motor scooter, officials said Wednesday.

Police say Wilson was stopped as he rode a motor scooter days after it was reported stolen on campus June 11. Wilson said a friend loaned him the vehicle.

An investigation ensued, and Wilson was later arrested and charged with third-degree grand motor theft. He turned himself in Wednesday and was freed on $2,500 bond.

FSU spokesman Rob Wilson said the athletics department's code of conduct forbids a player from representing the team when charged with a felony. Jesus Wilson is not eligible to play or travel, but can practice and is not automatically kicked off the team.

Coach Jimbo Fisher did not comment outside of announcing the suspension in a statement.

Wilson, a sophomore from Miami, played in 12 games last year and was expected to compete for a starting position as the Seminoles defend their national championship. He had three receptions for 23 yards in 2013 and averaged 11.1 yards on eight punt returns.

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