Boise State sophomore quarterback Ryan Finley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges and is due in court next month for a hearing.
Finley has a pretrial conference June 15 and a jury trial scheduled for July 10, according to Idaho court records.
Finley faces two misdemeanor charges – unlawful to purchase, possess or consume alcohol (under 21) and resisting or obstructing officers – stemming from an arrest late on April 24.
According to the Boise Police arrest report, officers came to a residence following up on a noise complaint near West Hale Street and South Euclid Avenue near Boise State’s campus at 11:32 p.m. April 24 and saw a car pull up nearby with a few people exiting, but the occupants got back in once they saw officers. After officers approached, one of the passengers ran away, and after a brief pursuit, they located the man, identified as Finley, crouched in a nearby backyard. When booked, signs of intoxication, including an odor of alcohol and glassy eyes, were noticed by officers.
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Finley had emerged from spring ball two weeks earlier as the leading contender to become the Broncos’ starting quarterback this season.
Coach Bryan Harsin hasn’t commented on Finley’s arrest.