Former Florida State running back James Wilder Jr.'s chances of being picked in the upcoming NFL Draft may have just taken a serious hit. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Wilder has been arrested on an outstanding warrant related to a charge of driving with a suspended license.
Wilder, who rushed for 563 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior while helping the Seminoles to a national championship, was arrested on Sunday night and released on $1,000 bail early Monday morning. He was cited in Tampa on March 1 for driving with a suspended license.
NFL teams might have been able to look past this one rather minor violation, but Wilder has a history of run-ins with the law. He has now been cited for license-related violations four times since 2011. He was also arrested in February of 2012 for resisting a police officer without violence. He spent time in jail later that year after violating his resulting probation, an incident in which he showed up to a sheriff's work camp with alcohol on his breath.
Wilder, whose father remains the all-time leading rusher for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was already on the draft bubble, considered by many to be a seventh-round pick at best. SB Nation ranks him No. 24 out of 32 running back prospects.