TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is being investigated by police after his ex-girlfriend accused him of pointing a gun at her, threatening her and punching her in the head at a Fort Worth home on Sunday.
According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fields is accused of pointing the gun at 20-year-old Haley Brown and threatening, “I should blast you!”
“Devonte Fields has been listed as a suspect on a domestic disturbance in Fort Worth,” Sgt. Raymond Bush, a police spokesman, told the paper. “He has not been arrested.”
TCU released a statement Tuesday saying Fields has been separated from the university while the results of the investigation are pending.
Police responded to a domestic disturbance occurred at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Brown told police Fields had been standing outside a bedroom window listening to her talk to a mutual male friend. According to the report, Fields then punched out the window of the friend’s bedroom and began yelling at Brown. Brown said she thought Fields had a gun and then pointed it at her and threatened her.
The report states Fields then came to the home’s front door and was let inside by their mutual friend’s roommate.
“Haley stated that Devonte continued to yell at her and punched her in the face one time with a closed fist,” the report states.
Officers observed Haley’s right cheek to be swollen with a small cut her eye. She refused to be taken to the hospital for further evaluation and told officers she did not want to pursue charges against Fields.
Police, however, told her that a report and family violence packet must be completed.
Haley told police she had dated Fields, a former standout player at Arlington Martin High School, for two years but that the couple had broken up on June 1.
Fields had left the scene by the time police arrived.
Fields had been named the Big 12’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, but during Big 12 media days on Monday, coach Gary Patterson seemed less than enthusiastic about the accolade or the prospects of his star defensive player for the upcoming season.
It is unclear whether Patterson knew about the incident.
Fields was named the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and the AP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year after having 53 tackles and 10 sacks as a true freshman. However, he only played two games in 2013 after a suspension and a foot injury derailed his season.
In January, Fields was attacked and robbed by three men who pistol-whipped him, pointed a gun at him and threatened to kill him. Fields and the gunman got into a struggle and five shots were fired into the air, which caused the men to scatter. Fields declined to press charges.
TCU has yet to comment on Sunday's incident.
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