Finley to transfer from UF

Florida linebacker Dee Finley played in five games this season, mostly on special teams.

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Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:34 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 9:34 p.m.

Florida football coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday that linebacker Dee Finley intends to transfer from the program.

“Dee has decided that he would like to pursue other opportunities,” Muschamp said. “We wish him the best of luck and we appreciate his time at Florida.”

On Tuesday, multiple sources close to the situation told The Sun that Finley would transfer from Florida.

“Although I've enjoyed my time here at Florida, I think it's best for me to move on and get a fresh start somewhere else,” Finley said. “I plan on finishing the semester here and concentrating on my academics.”

Finley, a 6-2, 203-pound redshirt sophomore collected four tackles on the season and totaled 12 tackles in his career. He missed the final seven games of the 2010 season after fracturing his collarbone against LSU, but returned this fall and saw action in five games.

He served a one-game suspension on Sept. 17 after he was arrested for a third-degree felony charge of resisting arrest with violence.

The charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor for resisting arrest without violence. Finley also faced a misdemeanor charge for driving with a suspended license.

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