TCU DE Fields backs out of transfer

Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, "separated" from the university after a misdemeanor assault charge, backed out of his transfer to Stephen F. Austin on Friday after a committee ruled that he was not eligible to for a waiver.

"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' violations of the student honor code has warranted his suspension from the school," SFA said in a statement.

Fields, the 2012 Big 12 defensive player of the year as a freshman, is barred from TCU's campus while his case was under investigation. He allegedly threatened his former girlfriend and punched her.

Stephen F. Austin announced that Fields would be ineligible to compete for one year because of his status at TCU.

"In light of these developments, Fields has decided not to enroll at SFA," the school said.

Fields, who missed most of last season because of injuries and suspensions, had announced Wednesday night on Twitter that he was transferring. He hope to play immediately at the FCS school.

"SFA head football coach Clint Conque will have no comment, stating this (is) a decision of Texas Christian University and is a matter involving Fields and TCU," Stephen F. Austin said in a statement.

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