Washington Releases RB Guice Shortly After Arrest!
The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday night, less than two hours after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Loudoun County, Virginia. Read on…
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 7, 2020
CelebNSports247.com reports that Washington wasted little time in releasing Derrius Guice and released a statement that they had learned of a domestic violence-related incident Thursday.
Shortly after the statement release Washington alerted the NFL and met Friday with Guice to let him know he was excused from all team activities.
The team’s statement then read:
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.
We have released RB Derrius Guice pic.twitter.com/L3mOP8GCIX
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 7, 2020
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office, the charges stemmed from three separate domestic violence-related incidents earlier this year — on Feb. 14, March 13 and April 17 — at Guice’s home in Ashburn, Virginia. The incidents were first reported to the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland. The sheriff’s office was made aware of the allegations on July 22. It investigated the incidents in coordination with the Montgomery County Police Department.
Guice, 23, was charged with one count of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery. He also was charged with one count of destruction of property. Guice turned himself into the Loudoun Adult Detention Center late Friday afternoon. Guice later was released on a $10,000 uninsured bond.
Derrius Guice refused to comment and denied the charges
In a statement made by his attorney, reads as follows:
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.
Before the 2018 NFL draft, there were anonymous reports questioning Guice’s character.