Auburn Tigers QB T.J. Finley charged with trying to elude police - ESPN

Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley became arrested and charged with making an attempt to elude police, a misdemeanor, on Thursday, the equal day Auburn gamers had been scheduled to report to campus for preseason camp.

based on police officials, Finley became released Thursday from the Lee County (Alabama) Detention core. Auburn educate Bryan Harsin spoke of the tuition is privy to Finley's situation and verified the quarterback become lower back in the football complex Thursday. The Tigers open apply Friday.

"He was here. He'll be right here tonight, he'll observe day after today. We're privy to what's going on," Harsin talked about.

  • in response to Auburn police, the arrest stems from a couple of site visitors violations Finley made on July 26. Police say Finley turned into no longer wearing a helmet while on a bike and fled from officers attempting to make a site visitors stop on two separate activities. Officers "terminated the pursuit on each activities as a remember of security."

    Finley's lawyer, Davis Whittelsey, known as the arrest a "misunderstanding."

    "The prices pending in opposition t my customer are the outcomes of site visitors violations and a misunderstanding," Whittelsey stated. "The expenses are in the technique of being dealt with in Municipal courtroom within the city of Auburn as all site visitors citations are. As quickly as T.J. learned of the costs, he grew to become himself in and has been launched on a bond he signed for himself."

    Finley become competing for the beginning quarterback job this preseason. He all started in three video games a yr ago after Bo Nix became injured. Finley begun his profession at LSU earlier than transferring to Auburn.

    Finley labored because the first-crew quarterback in the spring. Harsin has yet to announce a starter for the 2022 season, as Oregon switch Robby Ashford, Texas A&M switch Zach Calzada and freshman Holden Geriner are also within the operating for the starting job.

    prior this week, Finley grew to become the primary school soccer participant to ink a name, graphic and likeness take care of on-line retail colossal Amazon.

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