Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley arrested following alleged police chase - WBRC

AUBURN, Ala. (WSFA) - Auburn head football teach Bryan Harsin addressed the media Thursday for what should have been entirely about updates on his avid gamers as they return for fall camp, but he also needed to handle the arrest of one of his quarterbacks.

Tyler Jamal "T.J." Finley, 20, become taken into custody Thursday and charged with trying to elude officers with the Auburn Police branch. The charge is a misdemeanor and Finley has already been launched from the Lee County Detention Facility on $three,000 bail..

Auburn police say the arrest stems from an incident on July 26 in which he's accused of fleeing officers. Police say Finley become using a bike, without a helmet, when officers tried to drag him over on two separate events close the area of Heisman power and South Donahue drive. Officers talked about Finley "fled from police and committed a few different traffic offenses in the technique."

Police say they stopped pursuing him on both events as a "matter of safety"

An arrest warrant turned into acquired in opposition t Finley, who became himself in Thursday. He was additionally issued site visitors citations.

"we're privy to what's going on," Harsin noted, echoing a statement prior via the athletics branch that it became "aware about the situation" however with little within the manner of particulars.

Harsin verified Finley became on campus and that he'll be there Thursday night with practice planned for Friday.

The legislations company representing Finley, Whittelsey & Corley LLC, launched a press release saying, "The charges pending against my client, T.J. Finley, are the outcomes of traffic violations and a misunderstanding. The expenses are in the manner of being handled in Municipal courtroom in the metropolis of Auburn as all site visitors citations are. As quickly as T.J. learned of the fees, he turned himself in and has been launched on a bond that he signed for himself. His first day of football camp with Auburn school has been successful."

Finley, a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, transferred from LSU to the Plains in 2021 and bought enjoying time in the back of starting QB Bo Nix right through the season. He played in 9 video games and completed 70 of 128 passes for 827 yards, with six touchdowns and one interception.

Following Nix's departure, Finley has been competing with a number of different players to be named the Tigers' beginning QB for the upcoming season.

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