Redshirt sophomore LB Dee Finley, according to a report from The Gainesville Sun, will transfer from the University of Florida. Transfer news about Finley, whose playing time this year has been mostly relegated to special teams, doesn't really come as that much of a surprise. His tenure in orange and blue has been nothing short of interesting.
He missed the Tennessee game this year due to a suspension after being charged with a third-degree felony on the charge of resisting arrest with violence. He has also had to face misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license during the same incident.
Finley who was originally part of the 2008 recruiting class, didn't qualify and had to wait until 2009 to enroll at Florida. He spent that year at Milford Academy prep school in New York, got his grades up and arrived in Gainesville really happy to finally be a Gator.
The five-star recruit from Auburn, Alabama appeared in ten games his freshman year as a reserve player and collected seven tackles. Last year, as a starter on both kickoff coverage and kickoff return teams, he finally began to show promise. But it was not meant to be. He would end up missing the final seven games of the season after breaking his collar bone against LSU. This year, in head coach Will Muschamp's system, he made the move from safety to linebacker and has been the primary back-up to starter Jelani Jenkins.
There is no word on the condition or any restrictions regarding his release at this time. As a result, there is no indication as to where he might end up.