Charges Reduced to Misdemeanor for Finley

After being charged with a felony on Monday afternoon, the charges against Florida linebacker Dee Finley were reduced on Tuesday. The State Attorney's Office elected to reduce the charges and erase the felony.

Dee Finley was originally charged with resisting arrest with violence after he was pulled over on his scooter Monday. The reduced charge came out as a misdemeanor for resisting arrest without violence.

The sophomore linebacker for Florida appeared before a judge Tuesday morning and was released.

According to police, Finley was pulled over on his scooter after driving around a barricade near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The officer asked for his license and registration, but Finley said he was in a hurry and started his scooter, trying to leave.

Police reports say the officer, William Sasser, grabbed Finley's wrist when he tried to flee. When the officer threatened to use his Taser, Finley put his hands behind his back and was arrested.


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