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NFLer Derrius Guice Cut From Washington Football Team After Being Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

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NFL running back Derrius Guice has been cut from the Washington Football Team after he was arrested on domestic violence charges. More inside…

NFLer Derrius Guice will not be returning to the filed when the new season starts!

The running back was released from the Washington Football Team (formerly the Washington Redskins) after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

The 23-year-old turned himself in to police in Leesburg, VA Friday evening, according to reports. He’s facing several charges, including one felony count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Hours after Derrius turned himself into police, the Washington Football Team released a statement announcing he has been released from the team via Twitter:

The Washington Football Team revealed they first learned about Derrius’ “potential domestic violence related incident” on Thursday and reported the incident to the NFL. He was excused from team activities as the team reviewed the situation.

”This afternoon we learned that there were multiple charges filed against Derrius,” the team said in a statement. “Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately.”

After turning himself in, the former LSU player was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond. He drove away from the police station in a silver Range Rover around 7:30pm Friday.

According to ESPN’s John Keim, the charges stem from three alleged domestic violence incidents that occurred this year on February 14th, March 13th and April 17th.

According to the Washington Post, the three incidents occurred at Derrius’ Ashburn, VA home. The woman reported the incidents to Maryland’s Montgomery County Police Department, where she lives, on July 22nd. The victim of the alleged domestic violence has not been named.

The former Washington Football Team running back has hired Peter D. Greenspun – who previously defended D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad. Derrius’ attorney released a statement regarding the charges, saying his client plans to fight the charges against him.

"The failure to fully investigate allegations of events, which allegedly took place months ago, is inexplicable," the statement read. "Derrius will defend these charges in court, where a full vetting of the allegations will take place, in contrast to actions by local law enforcement and the Washington Football Team that assumed the worst, directly contradicting every sense of fairness and due process."

Prior to Derrius being drafted in 2018, there had been anonymous reports made that questioned Derrius’ character. ESPN reports:

According to multiple sources Carolina had removed Guice from it's draft board prior to the 2018 draft over concerns about his knees and his character. Washington's staff is populated by multiple people who were with Carolina at the time including coach Ron Rivera, head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion And director of pro scouting Eric Stokes.

During his two seasons with Washington, questions arose about his maturity level, according to numerous sources over this time. Most of those concerns, though, stemmed from his approach to various team situations such as medical treatment.

Derrius was predicted to have a breakout year this year, following multiple knee injuries, but not anymore. His season - and likely his career as a football player - is DONE.

News of Derrius’ arrest comes amid bombshell sexual harassment allegations made against five former employees. New coach Ron Rivera has been tasked with improving the culture of the organization, so no surprise Derrius was released immediately.

Photo: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

 

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