Report: Alleged victim in TCU player’s assault case recants handgun charge

Devonte Fields' ex-girlfriend has altered her statement in an ongoing alleged assault case.  

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The ex-girlfriend of Devonte Fields recanted her initial claim that the defensive end had a handgun during a recent dispute, according to a published report.

Fields, who has been "separated" from TCU pending the investigation –€“ which means he is not allowed on campus –€“ remains free on bond in the case, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fields turned himself in on July 24 on a warrant for assault with bodily injury.

Citing court documents, the Star-Telegram report says that TCU student Haley Brown told investigators that she had broken up with Fields on June 1 after a two-year relationship. According to the affidavit cited in the report, Brown said she had been visiting a friend and was talking to him in the bedroom when she heard Fields screaming at her outside the window. The window was then shattered and she told police she saw Fields there.

He then went to the front door and was let in by a roommate and "charged through the house to the rear bedroom" where she was, the report says, adding that he lunged at her and "threw a punch towards her face. The victim dodged the blow and fell to the floor."

Fields threw another punch which "struck (Brown) in the left jaw and right cheek area of her face," the report says. She suffered bruising, swelling and bleeding and called 911 from a bathroom.

The arrest warrant quoted says that she initially thought he had a handgun, leading to the report being labeled as an aggravated assault.

Brown revised her written statement on July 22, recanting the handgun claim, according to the report.