Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields announced via Twitter that he is transferring to Stephen F. Austin.

Stephen F. Austin is a Football Championship Subdivision school, so Fields will be immediately eligible to play this season.

Fields, who was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year this season, was "separated" from TCU after being accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend last month. 

Fields surrendered to authorities days later after a misdemeanor assault warrant was served. He only played in two games last season because of suspensions and a foot injury.

A TCU spokesman could not confirm Fields' transfer to SFA, but said that Fields "remains separated from TCU."

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