A month after a somewhat head-scratching off-field incident led to his arrest, Dee Finley has reportedly decided to take his leave of the Florida football program.
According to the Gainesville Sun, and citing multiple sources close to the situation, Finley has decided to transfer from the Gators. No reason was given for the linebacker’s decision.
The school has yet to confirm Finley’s departure.
Finley was arrested back in September and initially charged with resisting arrest with violence and driving with a suspended license following an incident that involved a scooter, a barricade and the threat of a Taser. Those charges were ultimately reduced to a misdemeanor on the license charge.
A five-star member of UF’s 2008 recruiting class, Finley had played in five games this season, mainly on special teams. He missed one game due to a suspension that arose from the off-field incident.
UPDATED 1:46 p.m. ET: During his teleconference Wednesday, head coach Will Muschamp said no decision had been made on Finley’s future with the program.
“Dee and I talked the other night and we’re going to meet again,” Muschamp said. “I told him he needed to take a little time to think about what he wanted to do and where he was in his mind. He and I plan on probably trying to meet today sometime and we’ll address that as we go.”