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Boise State QB Ryan Finley’s hearing, trial dates set

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.

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.

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