Star quarterback TJ Finley of Auburn University was recently in the headlines for being the first college athlete to sign a NIL deal with Amazon.
NIL stands for “name, image, and likeness” and is the first time in NCAA history that college athletes have been able to be compensated (legally) for their popularity.
This week, however, Finley is in the headlines for much less positive news.
He was arrested on August Fourth for evading police in Alabama.
Finley was booked after turning himself into police. He reportedly discovered that there was a warrant out for his arrest after he was cited for riding a moped without a helmet on July 26.
Auburn police claimed that Finley “fled from police and committed several other traffic offenses in the process.”
His lawyer claimed the arrest was a result of “traffic violations and a misunderstanding.”
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