TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will not be transferring to Stephen F. Austin State University after he was ruled ineligible, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Fields, who was named the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year, announced last week on his personal twitter account that he would transfer to SFA.
According to a statement from TCU, Fields is inelgible to play football because it would violate an NCAA rule.
“His inability to transfer to another NCAA institution and be eligible to play immediately is due to an NCAA rule (126.96.36.199) which states that a student who transfers to any NCAA institution from a collegiate institution while the student is disqualified or suspended from the previous institution for disciplinary reasons (as opposed to academic reasons) must complete one calendar year of residence at the certifying institution,” the statement said.
According to the FWST, after these new developments, Fields has now decided to not enroll at SFA.
Fields was separated from TCU at the end of July following a domestic dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Haley Brown.
Fields turned himself in a few days later at the Tarrant County Warrant Desk on a misdemeanor assault bodily injury warrant and posted $3,500 bond, according to Fort Worth Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Raymond Bush.
The statement from TCU said that Fields remains separated from the Unversity.
“As with any student who is alleged to have violated the University’s Student Code of Conduct, he will remain separated until all University processes are completed,” the statement said.
Devonte Fields is still on the listed on the TCU football team roster as of Monday evening at 9:15 p.m.