A few months ago, TCU’s Devonte Fields was expected to be a dominant player in the Big 12. He was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after a fantastic 2012 campaign, but missed most of last season with an injury. Now, after ugly allegations that he pointed a gun at and punched an ex-girlfriend, it appears that he will be suiting up for a different Texas school.
Based on this tweet from his private account, Fields will be continuing his career in Nacogdoches, Texas at Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks, who compete at the FCS level, were 3-9 last season and 1-7 in Southland Conference play. They kick off their season at Kansas State on August 30. A talent like Fields can certainly help them, but he’ll need to stay out of trouble. He has not been charged for the alleged domestic incident that led to his ouster at TCU, but it is still under investigation.