FSU wide receiver Jesus Wilson has been arrested on charges of grand theft auto. He was processed on Wednesday, July 9, and has been released on bond.
According to the below affidavit, Wilson stole a fellow student’s scooter – valued at $1,000 – and was stopped by police a week after the vehicle was reported missing. Wilson initially denied taking the scooter – claiming it was loaned to him by a classmate – but later recanted and admitted absconding with the vehicle. He confessed to damaging the scooter – an estimate has placed repairs at nearly $900.
On Thursday, coach Jimbo Fisher acknowledged that Wilson has been suspended from the team. Per the school’s code of conduct, any athlete charged with a felony receives a mandatory suspension until the charges have been resolved.
“In the event the student-athlete is charged with a felony, absent extraordinary circumstances as determined by the administration, he/she will not be permitted to represent FSU Athletics in game competition until such time as the charge is resolved and all court, university and athletics department conditions for reinstatement have been met.”
“Indefinite suspensions can be instituted in any case where an individual’s actions represent the Florida State University and its Athletics program in a manner inconsistent with this code of conduct. Each case will be reviewed by the Director of Athletics and head coach independent from any other, taking into account that no two cases are identical in nature and that each must be assessed based on the facts presented.”