This Thursday morning, troublesome news out of the SEC surfaced. Auburn quarterback T.J. Finley was arrested. Now details of his arrest are starting to emerge thanks to a statement released by the Auburn Police Department.
The incident occurred on July 26, 2022. Finley - a quarterback on the Auburn football team - was not wearing a helmet while driving a moped. He also committed several other traffic offenses.
Finley turned himself in for a misdemeanor warrant for attempting to elude a police officer.
"On Aug. 4, 2022, Auburn Police arrested Tyler Jamal Finley, age 20, of Auburn, after he turned himself in for a misdemeanor warrant for attempting to elude a police officer," the statement reads. "The arrest stems from Auburn Police attempting to perform traffic stops of a male operating a motorcycle on two separate occasions near the area of Heisman Drive and South Donahue Drive on July 26, 2022. The male, who was not wearing a helmet, fled from police and committed several other traffic offenses in the process. Officers terminated the pursuit on both occasions as a matter of safety. Tyler Jamal Finley was identified as the person operating the motorcycle, and an arrest warrant was obtained."
Finley is expected to compete for Auburn's starting quarterback position this fall camp. He's competing against Zach Calzada and Robby Ashford.