Auburn Tigers quarterback TJ Finley was arrested on Thursday and charged with attempting to elude officers. He was taken to the Lee County Detention Facility on the misdemeanor charge but has since been released.
Lee County attorney Davis Whittelsey is representing T.J. Finley, in the misdemeanor arrest. Whittlesey confirms the traffic violations occurred while Finley was riding his scooter without a helmet.
“The charges pending against my client, T.J Finley, 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. His first day of football camp with Auburn University has been a success,” said Whittelsey.
Finely’s arrest comes just days after the Auburn Tiger made history as the first college football player to ink a NIL deal with Amazon selling shirts, sweatshirts, phone cases, and other merchandise from his product line.
Finley announced the Amazon partnership on his social media last week.
Finley began his college football career at LSU in 2020 but would transfer to Auburn in 2021.
He started five games at LSU, threw for 941 yards, tossed five touchdowns, and was picked off five times. Auburn has yet to name a starting quarterback for the 2022 season.