Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley was held at the Lee County Detention Facility in Opelika, Alabama, Thursday afternoon on a charge of attempting to elude from the Auburn Police Department, according to a report by WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia.
Finley's attorney released a statement following Finley's release from jail.
“The charges pending against my client, T.J Finley, are the result of traffic violations and a misunderstanding," Davis Whittelsey said in a statement. "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 transferred from LSU to Auburn in May of 2021, and earned significant playing time with Auburn this past season. He was considered a strong candidate to be the team's starting quarterback this year.
In 2021, he completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 827 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.
Finley recently became the first college football player to sign an NIL deal with Amazon. His custom clothing line will be sold by Amazon Fashion, including sweatshirts and cell phone pop grips.