Washington Football Team star Derrius Guice, 23, arrested for domestic abuse after turning himself in to cops
WASHINGTON Football Team running back Derrius Guice was arrested on domestic violence charges on Friday and subsequently released from the team.
Guice, 23, turned himself over to police in Leesburg, Virginia, shortly after 5pm, the Washington Post reported.
His charges include one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property, according to the Loudoun County Sheriffs Department.
The football team got wind that Guice was involved in possible domestic violence on Thursday and flagged the NFL right away, then met with the player to excuse him while they conducted a review.
Soon after multiple charges against Guice emerged, the team released a statement announcing he was being let go.
“This afternoon we learned that there were multiple charges filed against Derrius,” the team’s statement read.
“Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we have decided to release Derrius immediately.”
The charges Guice faces are connected to alleged domestic violence incidents in February, March and April, ESPN reported.
According to the sheriff’s department, the incidents all happened at Guice’s house in Ashburn, Virginia, and first came to light on July 22.
The incidents were reported to the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland, where the unnamed female victim resides.
Guice was released on a $10,000 bond around 7:30pm and drove away in a Range Rover, according to the Daily Mail.
The running back has hired attorney Peter Greenspun, who represented sniper John Allen Muhammad in the capital murder of sports broadcaster Marv Albert.
Guice, who played at Louisiana State University, was drafted by Washington as a second-round pick in 2018 and signed through the 2021 season.
He tore his left knee ACL in the preseason and debuted in 2019, playing only five games before injuring both knees.
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