It appears the likely starting quarterback for the Bronco’s in the Sept. 4th opener against the Washington Huskies may not get the call now, as his arrest late Friday night in Boise on charges of “minor consumption or possession of an alcoholic beverage, resisting or obstructing officers” (both misdemeanors) may affect his chances per NCAA rules.
Booked into the Ada Country Jail at 12:17 a.m. Saturday and released later that morning, there has yet to be any announcement from Boise State as to what his punishments might be. A spokesperson from Boise State said they were aware of the arrest and everything would be handled per the school’s student conduct guidelines.
Ryan Finley, age 20 is the only quarterback on the roster for Boise State with game experience having completed 12/27 passes for 161 yards with two touchdowns last season as a “red shirt” freshman. Showing promise in the April 11th spring game, he threw for 196 yards with 13 completed passes.
According to the Police report, officers responded to a residence following a “noise complaint” near West Hale Street and South Euclid Avenue, near the college’s campus at 11:32 p.m. Officers inquired into a suspicious vehicle that arrived on scene, and when one of the passengers fled, a brief pursuit ensued until locating the man who was later identified as Finley. Signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol and glassy eyes were indicated by the arresting officers.
The 6′ 4″ 200-pound Finley seems to have no prior criminal record which should bode well for his chances of remaining in the top slot position for the Bronco’s upcoming season.