NFL’s Derrius Guice cut by Washington after domestic violence arrest
Law enforcement are investigating three assaults that took place at the athlete’s home between February and April.
The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after news broke about his arrest on domestic violence charges.
The team learned on Thursday about his arrest in Loudoun County, Virginia. Law enforcement tells TMZ Sports that they are investigating three assaults that took place at the athlete’s home between February and April.
Guice, 23, faces one felony count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. The incidents occurred on Feb. 14, Mar. 3 and Apr. 17, but authorities weren’t informed about the allegations until Jul. 22.
Guice turned himself in on Friday and was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond, according to the report.
“On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related incident involving RB Derrius Guice,” the team said in a statement. “We immediately alerted the National Football League and have continued to work with them during this process. We then met with Derrius to inform him that he was excused from all team activity pending a review of this matter.”
The statement went on to say, “upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately.”
The former LSU star was drafted by The Washington Football Team in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He missed his rookie season due to multiple knee injuries. Guice has only played five games in two seasons, according to CBS Sports.
Guice’s arrest is the latest scandal to rock The Washington Football Team.
Days after changing its former name following outcry that was a racial slur, the team hired a law firm last month to conduct “an independent review of the team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct,” after 15 women claimed they were sexually harassed by several top executives.
In a statement to The Washington Post, the team said they take “issues of employee conduct seriously,” and noted that allegations of misconduct are “promptly” addressed.
The accusations reportedly do not include team owner, Dan Snyder, but the accusers believe he was aware of the harassment.
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