UPDATE (2:50 p.m.): Auburn University football player T.J. Finley has made bond after being in custody at the Lee County Detention Facility on a charge of Attempt to Elude with the Auburn Police Department. According to Detention records Finley was in custody as of Thursday, August 4.

Lee County attorney Davis Whittelsey is representing T.J. Finley, in the misdemeanor arrest. Whittelsey confirms the traffic violations occurred while Finley was riding his scooter without a helmet.

“The charges pending against my client, T.J Finley, are the result of traffic violations and a misunderstanding. 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,” said Whittelsey.

According to his attorney Finley did attend the team’s first practice on Thursday after making bond.

WRBL has reached out to Auburn Police for a comment on the case and the circumstances surrounding the arrest. Attempt to Elude is a misdemeanor.

WRBL has also reached out to an Auburn University Athletics spokesperson who says they are aware of the arrest. We will share a statement from AU when one is released.

Finely’s arrest comes just days after the Auburn Tiger made history as the first college football player to ink a NIL deal with Amazon selling shirts, sweatshirts, phone cases, and other merchandise from his product line. Finley announced the Amazon partnership on his social media last week.

Finley began his college football career at LSU in 2020. In 2021, Finley transferred to Auburn. Auburn has yet to name a starting quarterback for the 2022 season. 

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AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – Auburn University football player T.J. Finley is in custody at the Lee County Detention Facility on a charge of Attempt to Elude with the Auburn Police Department. According to Detention records Finley was in custody as of Thursday, August 4. 

WRBL has reached out to Auburn Police for a comment on the case and the circumstances surrounding the arrest. WRBL has reached out to an Auburn University Athletics spokesperson who says they are aware of the arrest. We will share a statement from AU when one is released.

Lee County Detention Records

Finley’s arrest comes just days after the Auburn Tiger made history as the first college football player to ink a NIL deal with Amazon selling shirts, sweatshirts, phone cases, and other merchandise from his product line. 

Finley announced the Amazon partnership on his social media.

Finley began his college football career at LSU in 2020. In 2021, Finley transferred to Auburn. Auburn has yet to name a starting quarterback for the 2022 season. 

Stay ahead of the biggest stories, breaking news and weather in Mobile, Pensacola and across the Gulf Coast and Alabama. Download the WKRG News 5 news app and be sure to turn on push alerts.