T.J Finley Released On Bond After Arrest For Alleged Attempting To Evade Police

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Auburn quarterback T.J Finley was arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to evade police, a misdemeanor. After police officials say that Finley was released from the Lee County Detention Center that same afternoon, he reportedly returned to the football complex prepared to participate in preseason camp with the team on Friday.

Finley’s attorney, Davis Whittelsey, claimed the arrest of his client was a “misunderstanding”.

“The charges pending against my client are the result of traffic violations and a misunderstanding. The charges are in the process of being handled in Municipal Court within the city of Auburn as all traffic citations are. As soon as T.J. learned of the charges, he turned himself in and has been released on a bond he signed for himself.”

Finley became the first college football player to sign an NIL deal with Amazon on Wednesday, joining Clemson’s basketball guard Brevin Galloway as one of the only college student-athletes to sign a deal with the online retail giant.

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