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TCU blocks Devonte Fields’ transfer

Devonte Fields, Wes Lunt

Defensive end Devonte Fields won’t be transferring to Stephen F. Austin after all. TCU officials changed their minds and have decided to prevent Fields from playing anywhere next season.

In a statement released by Stephen F. Austin, the school detailed exactly what happened…

“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 does not meet the requirements to attain the one-time transfer waiver.

“The decision by TCU renders Fields ineligible, prohibiting him from participating in football related activities at SFA for at least one year. In light of these developments, Fields has decided not to enroll at SFA and will not be a member of the Lumberjack football team.”

Fields now has two options. Either he can sit out this season and transfer to another program in 2015, or he could spend his time preparing for the 2015 NFL draft.  As a member of the 2012 recruiting class, Fields will meet the NFL requirement of being out of high school three years to be eligible for the upcoming draft. Although, it may be in Fields’ best interests to transfer to another institution for one year and prove he can be reliable both on and off the field before he decides to make the leap to the professional ranks.

Being the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2012 will only go so far when you’ve barely played any football for two straight seasons.

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11 Responses to “TCU blocks Devonte Fields’ transfer”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 8, 2014 9:36 PM

    Some $EC team will find a way to get him in so he can play this year.

  2. texasbornlsufan says: Aug 8, 2014 10:54 PM

    TCU you sucked frog heads!!!

  3. cubano76 says: Aug 8, 2014 10:58 PM

    Can’t this kid file a lawsuit ASAP to prevent them from doing this?

  4. usm418 says: Aug 8, 2014 11:22 PM

    How very Christian of TCU. SMH

  5. goodfieldnohit says: Aug 8, 2014 11:33 PM

    This is a dick move by TCU.

  6. tampabayirish says: Aug 9, 2014 12:40 AM

    Blocking transfers is precisely the kind of thing that gets common people mad at Big Time Football. Student athletes deserve better.

  7. anc713 says: Aug 9, 2014 12:51 AM

    Yet the NCAA and these schools want us to believe that they have these student athletes best interests at heart.

  8. mikefoxtrottango says: Aug 9, 2014 8:00 AM

    Nacogdoches just got a little bit safer.

  9. titansbro says: Aug 9, 2014 9:08 AM

    NCAA is going down. Just wait & see. These types of moves will prove that these are essentially employees, not students. Students can transfer, student athletes can’t? Makes no sense. They’ve dug their own grave with years of crap like this.

  10. florida727 says: Aug 9, 2014 9:51 PM

    A low-class move by TCU. Whether you’re a fan of theirs or not is irrelevant. What’s the point in penalizing a kid just because he decides your program isn’t the one for him? You @$$clowns don’t even play Stephen F. Austin.

  11. cfballfan1 says: Aug 10, 2014 10:25 AM

    This punitive action by TCU reflects poorly on the university and is yet one more example of the collusion between schools and the NCAA to use & abuse “student – athletes”.

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