TCU coach Gary Patterson said on ESPN Thursday that the situation involving suspended defensive end Devonte Fields is disappointing.
Gary Patterson said Devonte Fields situation is disappointing. He said it’s out of his hands, police going through process— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 24, 2014
Fields was separated from the university on Tuesday pending results of a police investigation. Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance incident after allegedly pointing a gun in the face of his ex-girlfriend, threatening her by saying "I should blast you!" and punching her in the head, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
He has not been arrested or charged with a crime.
The Big 12 defensive freshman of the year in 2012, Fields played in just three games last season due to a suspension for violating team policy and a foot injury. He was named this season's preseason defensive player of the year at Big 12 Media Days earlier this week.
- Ben Estes