By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Washington Football Team has released running back Derrius Guice. The team made the decision once charges came out against Guice.
In a statement, the team knew about the arrest on domestic violence charges on Thursday. The team said that they then told the NFL.
“On Thursday, we learned of a potential domestic violence-related incident involving RB Derrius Guice,” the statement said. “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.
“This afternoon, we learned that there were multiple charges files against Derrius. Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately.”
He is facing three counts of assault and battery, one count of strangulation, and one count of destruction of property, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. He turned himself into the authorities this afternoon.
The strangulation charge is the most serious of the charges, as it is a felony.
Guice has hired Peter D. Greenspun to represent him in this case. He is a prominent lawyer in the Northern Virginia area that has previously represented the D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad and sportscaster Marv Albert.
He was a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. There was concerns by teams that caused him to slip in the draft.
The 23-year-old did not play during the 2018 season. However, last season, he appeared in five games with one start. He had 42 carries for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
Guice also had seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.