Stephen F. Austin says Devonte Fields will not play at the school

Nick Bromberg
August 8, 2014
Texas Tech v TCU
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 20: Seth Doege #7 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is sacked for a loss by Devonte Fields #95 of the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas Tech Red Raiders went on the beat the TCU Horned Frogs 56-53 in triple overtime. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The saga surrounding Devonte Fields and TCU continues.

Stephen F. Austin released a statement Friday afternoon that said Fields would not be playing for the school this season. Fields, the 2014 Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year announced on Twitter that he was transferring from TCU on Wednesday.

Here's the statement in full:

After originally agreeing to grant a release to Devonte Fields, which would allow him to enroll and play football at Stephen F. Austin, Texas Christian University has since convened a committee and declared that Fields does not meet the requirements to attain the one-time transfer waiver.


The decision by TCU renders Fields ineligible, prohibiting him from participating in football related activities at SFA for at least one year. In light of these developments, Fields has decided not to enroll at SFA and will not be a member of the Lumberjack football team.


SFA head football coach Clint Conque will have no comment, stating this a decision of Texas Christian University and is a matter involving Fields and TCU.

TCU's last statement said Fields was still separated from the university after he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges for a July 20 incident with his ex-girlfriend.

Fields would have been a junior in 2014. He had 10 sacks as a freshman in 2012. In 2013 he missed two games because of suspension and eight games because of a foot injury.

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