Forth Worth, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields announced through Twitter that he will be transferring to Stephen F. Austin, but backed out after being ruled ineligible.
Fields tweeted and expressed his gratitude for TCU and his eagerness to play for SFA days before.
“Just wanted to say thanks to TCU for the opportunity! Anxious to start a new chapter of life at SFA!! #Stillreppinpurple! #Blessed #Newstart.”
TCU released Fields due to threat and assault allegations from his girlfriend.
He then surrendered and was arrested with a misdemeanor assault warrant.
TCU reversed its decision, however, stopping Fields from playing for SFA or any other team next season.
Fields said he already had a hearing with TCU officials, but the school did not acknowledge his statement, according to ESPN.
In a statement released by SFA, Fields failed to complete requirements for a one-time transfer waiver based on TCU’s assessment.
The decision prevents Fields from participating in any football-related activity in SFA.
Because of this, Fields backed out of his planned enrolment at the school.
In his two-season stint with the Horned Frogs, Fields had 57 tackles, 10 sacks and 20.5 tackles in 16 games.