Louisville defensive end Devonte Fields has agreed to have his misdemeanor assault charge dropped in exchange for completing four anger management courses.
Fields met with prosecutors on Friday and signed a memo with intent to dismiss the charge, which stems from an incident last July in which he was accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend who alleged that Fields pointed a gun at her, threatening, “I should blast you!” and then punched her in the head.
A June 17 trial date has been canceled and Fields is expected to finish the anger management courses on June 24, reports ESPN.com.
Last August, Fields was removed from TCU’s roster. He spent a year at Trinity Valley Community College, played in 12 games and recording 61 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles before transferring to Louisville in February.
Fields was the was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 while with TCU. In 2013, he played in just three games due to a suspension for violating team policy and a subsequent foot injury.
Entering the 2014 season, he was named the Big 12 conference's preseason defensive player of the year before his arrest.
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