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Ernest Wilford pleads no contest to resisting arrest

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver and tight end Ernest Wilford has pleaded no contest to a charge of resisting arrest stemming from a January incident, according to the Florida Times Union.

A charge of trespassing was dropped in exchange for the plea.

Wilford, 32, allegedly touched two women at a Jacksonville Beach bar in an “inappropriate” manner on Friday, January 14. Asked to vacate the premises, Wilford refused and told police, “I’m not going anywhere.”

After allegedly pushing one officer in the chest, he was brought down with two shots from a stun gun.

Wilford finished last season with one catch for three yards.

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15 Responses to “Ernest Wilford pleads no contest to resisting arrest”
  1. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 3:32 PM

    Ernest was brought down after his single catch when the defensive player touched him on the back in what Wilford described as “an inappropriate manner”. No penalty was assessed. His coach on the sideline was heard to grumble, “Useless **** gets three yards and goes down like he was shot.”.

  2. schmitty2 says: May 28, 2011 3:35 PM

    Wilford finished last season with one catch for three yards.

    Now it will be one arrest for 3 years in jail

  3. backindasaddle says: May 28, 2011 3:37 PM

    He finished last season with one catch for three yards. What happened to him? This guy was really good before. Apparently not the brightest bulb in the circuit though.

  4. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 3:37 PM

    In an effort to show the ladies he was Ernest, Wilford used his hands for emphasis.

  5. literofcola says: May 28, 2011 3:37 PM

    I wonder if he said what every other pro athlete has said before when busted” Do you know who I am??”, In this case it probably doesn’t apply seeing as he only had 1 catch last season.

  6. willycents says: May 28, 2011 3:40 PM

    at least he did not try Fat Albert’s defense….”I don’t like (insert color description here), I only like (insert other color description), so I couldn’t have done it.”

  7. kyleortonsarm says: May 28, 2011 3:45 PM

    Whenever I see something about arrest and the NFL I’m always surprised when it isn’t a Pittsburgh Steeler involved.

  8. simplesimon1 says: May 28, 2011 3:51 PM

    Sounds like somebody wants his own “Don’t tase me bro” bumper sticker!!!

  9. hedleykow says: May 28, 2011 4:23 PM

    Ernest was brought down with two shots from a stun gun: one shot for each inappropriate groping.

    Ernest was later overheard mumbling to himself, “there’s gotta be a better way than this to inappropriately cop a feel.”

  10. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 4:47 PM

    Cops made Wilford do an “Ernest the Chicken” with their Tasers.

  11. ivedoneyourwife says: May 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    In other news, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office brought in Va. Tech coach Frank Beamer to slap Wilford, again

  12. skoobyfl says: May 28, 2011 5:37 PM

    One catch for 3 yards ?? Is this guy even worth a story?

  13. denverhighrize says: May 28, 2011 7:45 PM

    This story reminds me of the time Albert Haynesworth was asked to leave a buffet for inappropriate eating.

  14. hobartbaker says: May 28, 2011 7:50 PM

    Wilford’s emotions may have got the best of him in the heat of the confrontation, but afterwards he was subdued.

  15. drgreenstreak says: May 29, 2011 1:58 AM

    Didn’t the cops know WHO HE WAS?

    dumb cops…

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