Washington football staff cuts Derrius Guice after RB's arrest on …


The Washington Football Team announced Friday that it has released running back Derrius Guice amid allegations of domestic violence.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kraig Troxell confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Guice surrendered himself to authorities Friday evening. The running back faces three counts of assault and battery, one count of destruction of property and one count of strangulation, which is a felony.

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Washington Football Team cuts Derrius Guice after RB's arrest on …

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The charges stem from three separate assaults that allegedly occurred at Guice’s home in Ashburn, Virginia on Feb. 14, March 13 and April 17, according to Troxell. He added that the incidents were first reported to police in Montgomery County, Maryland, where the victim lives, and later investigated in a coordinated effort with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, which became aware of the allegations on July 22.

The Washington Football Team said in a statement it learned of “a potential domestic violence related incident” involving Guice on Thursday and alerted the league office.

Washington Football Team cuts Derrius Guice after RB's arrest on …

“We then met with Derrius to inform him that he was excused from all team activity pending a review of this matter,” the team said. “This afternoon we learned that there were multiple charges filed against Derrius. Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately.”

Washington running back Derrius Guice before the 2019 Peach Bowl college football playoff semifinal game between the LSU Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Guice, 23, was selected by Washington in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft but has struggled with injuries throughout his young NFL career. The LSU product missed the entirety of his rookie season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and a series of knee injuries limited him to just 42 carries over five games in 2019.

Troxell said Guice was released from custody Friday on a $10,000 bond.

The Washington Post first reported Guice’s arrest. Peter Greenspun, whom the newspaper identified as Guice’s attorney, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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