WINONA, Minn. — Campus officials say a football player at Winona State who recently transferred from Illinois died while working out with teammates.
Winona State said in a news release that 22-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday during a workout at Maxwell Field on campus. Information about his cause of death was not immediately available.
School officials said the 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman had recently enrolled after his transfer.
TCU DE being investigated
FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, “I should blast you!”
Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown’s right cheek was swollen, and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. Police said no charges have been filed and Fields, the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year, has not been arrested.
An emailed statement from TCU said the school doesn’t tolerate harassment or misconduct by a student and that the allegations against Fields will be go through an internal discipline process — which may result in disciplinary action from the university — while he is “separated” from the university.
The school said “separated” means he will be denied access to the school and its activities until police complete their investigation.
Fields had four tackles without a sack while playing only three games last season. He missed the season opener and parts of two other games for an unspecified violation of university and team rules before a season-ending foot injury that required surgery.
Ga. Tech dismisses three
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech has dismissed wide receiver Anthony Autry and defensive linemen Darius Commissiong and Travin Henry and suspended defensive back Lynn Griffin for the first two games of the 2014 season.
Georgia Tech said Tuesday’s moves were because of unspecified rules violations.
In March, Georgia Tech announced Autry was suspended for two games for violating the school’s conduct policy.
Autry, a sophomore, missed the 2013 season with an injury after catching three passes for 117 yards in 2012.
Commissiong is a redshirt freshman. Henry, a sophomore, began his career as a wide receiver before moving to defense this spring.
Griffin, a sophomore had nine tackles last season.
Bowling Green player charged
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A Bowling Green football player has been charged with attempted rape.
Court records show 19-year-old William Houston was arraigned Monday in Bowling Green Municipal Court and later released on bail.
Bowling Green police reported Houston was arrested Sunday after a female told police she was asleep at a home where other people were staying, and she awoke to find a man atop her trying to engage in sex. Police say others reported the man was Houston.
University spokesman Dave Kielmeyer said the school is conducting an investigation.
Houston scored 11 touchdowns last season and rushed for 211 yards.