Auburn’s TJ Finlay arrested after allegedly evading police during a traffic stop

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Auburn defender TJ Finley was arrested Thursday for allegedly evading police in Alabama.

Finley, who recently became the first college athlete to draw zero deal with Amazon, was taken to the Lee County Detention Center and eventually released.

According to AL.com, Finley was arrested after he turned himself in to police. He reportedly discovered that there was a valid warrant for his arrest after he was accused on campus on July 26 of riding a moped without a helmet.

Auburn police said Finlay “fled the police and committed several other traffic violations in the process.”

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TJ Finley of the Auburn Tigers is hoping to pass the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  February 27, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.

TJ Finley of the Auburn Tigers is hoping to pass the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half at Jordan-Hare Stadium. February 27, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.
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“The charges brought against my client, T. J. Finley, are the result of traffic violation and misunderstandingFinley Davis Wittelsea’s lawyer said in a statement.

“The charges are pending in Auburn Municipal Court, as are all traffic tickets. Once T.J. learned of the charges, he turned himself in and was released on bail he signed for himself. The first day of football camp at Auburn University was a success.”

Auburn Tigers quarterback TJ Finley walks off the field after defeating the Georgia State Panthers at Jordan Hare Stadium.  February 25, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.

Auburn Tigers quarterback TJ Finley walks off the field after defeating the Georgia State Panthers at Jordan Hare Stadium. February 25, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.
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Finlay is one of four quarterbacks in the running for the Tigers’ starting lineup. But, with experience behind him, he is a favorite. Finlay started the last three games of last season for the Tigers when he replaced Bo Nickswho has since moved to Oregon.

Finley was 70 of 128 passes for 827 yards with six touchdowns and one interception last year.

Will Anderson Jr.  (31) Alabama Crimson Tide fired TJ Finlay (1) from the Auburn Tigers in the first half at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  February 27, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.

Will Anderson Jr. (31) Alabama Crimson Tide fired TJ Finlay (1) from the Auburn Tigers in the first half at Jordan-Hare Stadium. February 27, 2021 in Auburn, Alabama.
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Finley told the team after he was released on bail and he would be involved in first team practice session Friday.