Finley Arrested

Backup outside linebacker Dee Finley has been charged with resisting arrest with violence and driving with a suspended license. The second team Will backer from Auburn (AL) has been plagued with injury throughout his career keeping him off the field and now will have to face other issues before he is reinstated to play.

Finley, a sophomore at Florida is currently in jail and is expected to make an appearance at the Alachua County Courthouse Tuesday morning. The resisting arrest charge with violence is a felony.

No statement has been made by head coach Will Muschamp, but a spokesman for the program did say, "Coach Muschamp is aware of the incident and will handle the matter."

Finley was pulled over on campus close to the football stadium and on his way to practice. He stopped for an officer but was not willing to share his identification/ license and told the officer he was late. According to the police report, the officer then told Finley he was under arrest and Finley decided to start his scooter and attempted to flee.

The officer grabbed Finley's arm and Finley resisted in a threatening manner which in turn caused the officer to reach for his taser. Finley then stopped and proceeded to put his arms behind his back and did not resist any further.

A back up to starter Jelani Jenkins at the WILL linebacker position, Finley was coming on strong this fall and earning playing time. This is a big setback for the junior who came to Florida as a Under Armour All-American safety and has grown into the linebacker position.

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