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Update on Auburn Tigers football quarterback TJ Finley after arrest

Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday, according to WRBL-TV

Finley faced accusations of attempting to elude police after riding his moped without a helmet, but was back at the Auburn football facility soon after.

Head coach Bryan Harsin said that Finley was back with the team on Thursday and he’ll participate in team activities on Friday.

“He was here,” Harsin said, via “He’ll be here tonight. He’ll practice tomorrow. We’re aware of what’s going on.”

After the report came out, Finley’s attorney issued a statement clarifying what happened. His attorney called the situation a “misunderstanding.”

“The charges pending against my client, T.J. Finley, are the result of traffic violations and a misunderstanding,” Finley’s attorney’s said in a statement, via 

“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.”

News of Finley's situation comes days after the quarterback signed a historic NIL deal with Amazon, with the two partnering to promote his custom fashion line.

Finley announced the paid partnership on Instagram, where the player said he signed the deal with help from Dreamfield, the NIL deal-making platform founded by former Miami quarterback D'Eriq King and former Florida State quarterback McKenzie Milton.

Finley is currently in the midst of a competition for the starting quarterback position at Auburn with Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada.

A former transfer himself from LSU, Finley finished last season as Auburn's starting quarterback, passing for 827 yards with six touchdowns and an interception.

In 2020 with LSU, Finley posted 941 yards passing with five touchdowns and five interceptions.

(h/t WRBL)

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