Florida State University wide receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson pleaded no contest to petty theft and criminal mischief charges in a Leon County court Thursday. He was charged with stealing a motor scooter near the Love Building on campus after he saw it with the keys in the ignition June 11.
Wilson, 19, was arrested July 9 by Tallahassee Police Department officers on charges of grand theft, but those charges were reduced.
Wilson has paid $1,074 in restitution, will complete 30 jail work camp days and serve one year of probation, where he'll have to check in by phone. He will still be able to travel with the football team without clearing it with his probation officer.
Wilson's lawyer Tim Jansen said the no contest pleas were entered and full price of the scooter was paid to help resolve the issue. He called the incident a mistake in judgment.
"He pled no contest to move forward with his education and with the football," Jansen said. "This is a bright young man, no criminal history what so ever, never been in trouble."
Police stopped Wilson June 17 riding the scooter, which had been damaged.
He told investigators he had borrowed it from another student, but could not provide details about the student.
The next week, in an email to investigators, he admitted he stole and crashed the scooter. Wilson told investigators he hadn't planned to keep the scooter for as long as he had, but did not indicate how he would return it.
In accordance with university policy, the FSU wide receiver was suspended from the football team, but was able to continue practice and train with the team.
His current status is under review by athletics officials as his court appearance just ended this morning, said FSU Spokesman Elliot Finebloom.