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Fisher: No new punishment for RB Wilder

7/17/2012

Florida State running back James Wilder Jr. will not miss playing time due to an arrest last month on charges that he violated his probation.

Coach Jimbo Fisher confirmed Tuesday that Wilder's punishment had been dealt with "from within the program" and that the sophomore would not face any additional disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, Fisher said he's remaining patient regarding a possible suspension for senior cornerback Greg Reid, who was arrested in Georgia last week on three misdemeanor charges, including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

"We're in a wait-and-see mode to see how the rest of the information that comes out," Fisher said.

Reid, a three-year starter, claimed he was not aware the drugs were in his car at the time of his arrest, and because the charges are misdemeanors, Fisher is not required to hand down a suspension. Still, Reid has been suspended previously for an undisclosed violation of team rules, so the arrest could still result in missed playing time.

Wilder's arrest came in June after he failed a breathalyzer test prior to a court-mandated work-camp day. The running back spent nine days in jail and pled guilty to the probation violation.

Wilder had hoped to fight the charge, his lawyer said last month, but wanted to avoid further jail time. The breathalyzer test results showed he had a blood-alcohol content of less than .01.

Wilder, who carried 35 times for 160 yards and one touchdown last season, figures to be in the mix for the starting tailback job when camp opens next month. While he missed all of spring practice after being arrested on felony charges in February, Wilder was able to play in the annual spring game -- unlike his top competition for the starting job, sophomore Devonta Freeman and senior Chris Thompson.