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Report: TCU DE Devonte Fields attacked and robbed

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TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was attacked and robbed at his off-campus residence on Tuesday morning, according to a report later in the day from

Give the entire story a read as it looks like the Horned Frog sophomore escaped a very serious attack:

The report said that Fields went outside to start his car, and then returned to his house when three suspects came up behind him. One of the suspects hit Fields on the top of the head with a black semi-automatic pistol and pushed him into his house.

Two of the three suspects began to assault Fields with their fists, while the third suspect stole items including a cellphone and an Xbox video game system, according to the report.

The struggle between Fields and the suspects ended up on the driveway. One of the suspects then pointed a semi-automatic pistol at Fields and told him he was going to kill him, according to the report.

The report said Fields grabbed the right forearm of one of the suspects and five shots were fired into the air.

Fields escaped without major injury but has decided not to press charges. Meanwhile, the police investigation of the crime is on hold.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder was the AP’s Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 after collecting 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, but he played in just a couple games as a 2013 sophomore due to suspensions and a foot injury.

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12 Responses to “Report: TCU DE Devonte Fields attacked and robbed”
  1. westof1club says: Jan 28, 2014 10:13 PM

    What would they (his assailants) have to have done to get him to press charges?

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jan 28, 2014 10:15 PM

    Not pressing charges???? Home boys maybe? Something doesn’t smell right. Coach better get this checked out real quick.

  3. vtdcfan says: Jan 28, 2014 10:32 PM

    I guess he forgot to report the stolen drugs as well… Decided to not press charges… What a joke

  4. deucez2 says: Jan 28, 2014 11:08 PM

    Chris Huston failed to report this in his article above (from

    “The three suspects then fled in an older, black Honda vehicle that was parked on S. University, according to the report.

    The report said Fields then went to the TCU testing center instead of remaining at the scene.

    According to the report, Fields originally consented to a police search of his residence, but changed his mind upon arrival. Fields also told police he did not want to press charges.”

    So Fields didn’t stay on scene and wouldn’t let the cops take a look in his house? Seems like this may have been a dispute over something else rather than a simple robbery.

  5. stoicpaisano says: Jan 28, 2014 11:18 PM

    As my man David Simon put it:

    “Everyone lies…witnesses and other participants lie because they think they have to…to uphold a general principle that under no circumstances do you provide accurate information to a cop.”

  6. pricecube says: Jan 29, 2014 12:27 AM

    I am a TCU alum and fan…. I wish I could give DF the benefit of the doubt… but his story stinks. It makes no sense. It sounds more like a drug deal that went hinky…

    Devonte massively under performed last year and had undisclosed issues… (he was suspended for the LSU opener)… I hope Gary gets to the bottom of this and takes whatever actions are necessary up to expulsion from the team if warranted.

  7. seanb20124 says: Jan 29, 2014 6:37 AM

    All his weed and other drugs were likely stolen.

  8. dg0122 says: Jan 29, 2014 7:36 AM

    yeah this story is pretty fishy…something going on here… 6’4″ 240# dudes usually dont need to worry about getting randomly attacked and not pressing charges tells me he knew them

  9. mikefoxtrottango says: Jan 29, 2014 9:23 AM

    Stop the crazy talk.

    Everyone knows TCU players don’t do drugs.

  10. ningenito78 says: Jan 29, 2014 9:52 AM

    Decided not to press charges?? Is he insane?

  11. jjbadd385 says: Jan 29, 2014 1:25 PM

    Yeah! Beat a man, threaten to kill him, & take a cell phone and Xbox… Both items practically worthless… What did they REALLY take?

  12. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 29, 2014 5:14 PM

    It had to be Casey Pachall. Who else couldn’t hit a 6’5″ target in 5 attempts?

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