Auburn QB T.J. Finley Arrested on Charge of Attempting to Elude Police

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVAugust 4, 2022

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Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley was arrested Thursday in Auburn, Alabama, and charged with attempting to elude police.

According to WRBL, Finley was taken into custody at the Lee County Detention Facility after an interaction with the Auburn Police Department.

Additional details weren't available as of Thursday afternoon, and Auburn University has yet to release an official statement on the matter, other than to say it is aware of the situation.

The 20-year-old Finley is a Louisiana native who originally committed to LSU and started five games for the team in 2020.

Finley went 2-3 and completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 941 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions that season.

He transferred from LSU to Auburn in May 2021 and went on to appear in nine games last season, starting three of them. Finley posted an 0-3 record and completed just 54.7 percent of his passing attempts, but he threw for 827 yards with six touchdowns and just one pick.

The 6'7" signal-caller was rated as a 3-star prospect by 247Sports coming out of Ponchatoula High School, and was ranked 499th among all players and 19th among pro-style quarterbacks in the 2020 class.

On Tuesday, Finley made history by becoming the first college football player to sign a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal with Amazon.

Per AL.com's Tom Green, Finley will sell customized merchandise such as "clothing, tote bags, phone cases and pop sockets" on the platform.

Finley is in a quarterback competition at Auburn, as Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin has yet to name a starter for the 2022 season.

Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada, Oregon transfer Robby Ashford and freshman Holden Geriner are all competing with Finley for the No. 1 quarterback job.


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