Bobby Petrino: Devonte Fields must adhere to Louisville's standards

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will have a short leash once he joins the Cardinals' football team early next month.

Fields, who was named the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman at TCU, is set to enroll at Louisville on Aug. 4, according to Petrino. The Cardinals open preseason on Aug. 6.

"We've established that he's going to have to do everything right when he's on campus with us," Petrino said during an appearance Monday at ESPN. "We have some standards that are set for him, and he's going to have to abide by those standards."

Fields, from Fort Worth, Texas, was charged in July 2014 in a domestic incident with his ex-girlfriend, who accused him of pointing a gun at her and punching her in the face. Fields was dismissed from TCU after he was charged with misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury. The case was dismissed last month after Fields completed an anger management course.

"We're privy to all the information," Petrino said. "We understand all the information that was out there. Knowing that, we believe we did the right thing in giving him a second chance."

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