For Devonte Fields, the saga continues...
Back in July 2014 Fields was charged for allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend and was almost immediately separated from TCU. He has since signed with Bobby Petrino's Louisville Cardinals and has been working to have his charge reduced or dropped pending the completion of anger management courses. Unfortunately for Fields, it seems he was not able to reach an agreement with the District Attorney.
June 17 is the date set for Fields's trial, according to ESPN.com. He could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $4,000.
Had he not received the misdemeanor assault charge, Fields was set to be the rock of TCU's defense last year. The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 led the conference in tackles for loss that year but an injury kept him off the field for all but two games in 2013. Fields was picked to be the preseason DPOY in 2014 before the incident.
So what about his status at Louisville? The university hasn't commented yet citing a pending legal matter. Let's hope this young man can get things right and reach the potential he's been longing to fulfill.