Wilder looking for redemption 

August, 12, 2012
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James Wilder Jr.AP Photo/Don Juan MooreA lack of initiative and off-the-field problems have hampered James Wilder Jr. in his young FSU career, but the sophomore is ready to move past those issues and emerge.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Nine days in jail gave James Wilder Jr. time to think.

There was no family, no friends and, for the second time in four months, there was no football.

For Wilder, this was the harshest punishment. The game is in his DNA. His father played in the NFL. His high school career was littered with accolades.

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