Data Scout Notes: 2014: 07-22-14 - Suspended/Pending Domestic violence investigation/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler...2013: NAC/NAM...(+) 09-12-13 - Foot INJ, Out for 2013/DS #2 So DE...05-15-13 - Suspended first two 2013 games...PDPOYM/P1stM/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/PHendricks/TSXPVMP/TSX-PTW...2012: ROYC/DPOYM/1stC/1stM/DNewcomerOYM
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07/24/14 - TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault...TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!" Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. Police said Tuesday that no charges had been filed and Fields, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, had not been arrested. An emailed statement from TCU said the school doesn't tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process — which may result in disciplinary action from the university — while he is "separated" from the university.
The school said "separated" means he will be denied access to the school and its activities until police complete their investigation. That includes being barred from any involvement with the football team less than two weeks before the start of fall practice. "Whether it be a football player or any other student on this campus, if anything like this happened and they were investigating it, they would do the same thing, which basically that means you're not allowed on campus," TCU coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday after his annual preseason talk with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. "Obviously, it's disappointing to me that we'd be in that situation," Patterson said. "Nothing I can do, just make sure that I let justice do its course." - AP Sports
07/24/14 - TCU defensive end Devonte Fields, named the Big 12 preseason defensive player of the year on Monday, was separated from the university while an investigation is conducted into allegations that he threatened a former girlfriend with a gun. According to a Fort Worth police report, Fields allegedly aimed the gun at Haley Brown and said, "I should blast you" early Sunday. The university announced the separation with Fields on Tuesday while Fort Worth police investigate the domestic incident. Brown told police that Fields shouted at her and punched her in the head after knocking out a bedroom window early Sunday. Brown had a cut under an eye and a swollen cheek, according to the report. Fields fled before police arrived at the Fort Worth home where the alleged attacked occurred. - The Sports Xchange
06/16/14 - TCU's top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. DE Devonte Fields, RS Sophomore...A player with the potential to be the top NFL prospect out of TCU since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001, Fields burst onto the college scene as a true freshman two seasons ago, leading the team with 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He earned Conference Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors, but was suspended for the first two games of 2013 (unspecified violation of team rules) and saw limited action before a foot injury ended his season, earning a medical redshirt last year.
Fields returns healthy and in the good graces of the coaching staff in 2014, but can he live up to the hype that was created after his highly impressive freshman season? He has above average athleticism for his size with excellent coordination and lower body flexibility to be quick off the ball and appear comfortable in space. Fields needs to develop his technique and strength and do a better job converting speed to power, but has the workable body type to continue and add muscle to his frame. His ball instincts are a tick late and on tape, but he beats blocks with his natural athleticism as the game comes easy to him. Fields' development in 2014 is crucial to his NFL future, already showing high first round potential as an impact pass rusher. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
06/05/14 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 13. Devonte Fields, DE, 6-4, 240, rSo., TCU: The Horned Frogs consistently produce NFL talent and Fields looks like the next superstar. He missed all but the first three games in 2013 due to a foot injury but dominated the Big 12 as a freshman in '12, logging 18½ tackles for loss and 10 sacks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/29/14 - TCU DE Fields attacked, threatened...TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was robbed and threatened at gunpoint during an early Tuesday morning attack at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. Fields, voted the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2012, will not press charges in the incident. He initially agreed to allow Fort Worth police to search his home but later decided not to pursue the case. TCU 360 reported that the 6-foot-4, 240-pound Fields was confronted by three suspects while walking to his off-campus home from his car about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday. According to the police report, he was pushed inside the home, beaten and robbed. He then was taken back outside. At that point, he grabbed an arm of one of the assailants and shots were fired, but no one was struck.
A nearby homeowner reported to police that a bullet traveled through the front window of her home. Among the stolen items from Fields' home were a cellphone, game system and shoes, Fields told police. Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson told TCU 360 that Fields was not hurt and he went to classes and workouts later that day. Fields saw limited action in 2013 as a sophomore because of a two-game suspension at the start of the season and then a foot injury. As a freshman, he finished the season with 43 tackles and 10 sacks. - The Sports Xchange