Derrius Guice Released by Washington NFL Team After Domestic Violence Arrest

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 7, 2020

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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Washington Football Team running back Derrius Guice was released on Friday after he was arrested on domestic violence charges, including one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. 

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Per Sam Fortier, Nicki Jhabvala and Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, Guice reported to the Loudoun Adult Detention Center, which is located in Leesburg, Virginia, at around 5 p.m. ET on Friday. He did not attend Washington's Friday training-camp practice.

Per Fortier, Jhabvala and Carpenter, the charges are connected with three alleged assaults at Guice's home in Ashburn, Virginia that occurred on Feb. 14, March 13 and Apr. 17 of this year.

Guice's attorney, Peter D. Greenspun, declined comment to the Washington Post after leaving the detention center.

Washington took Guice with its second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. He missed the 2018 season with a torn ACL suffered during the preseason.

Guice missed all but five games of the 2019 campaign with a torn meniscus suffered in September and a sprained MCL suffered in December. He amassed 324 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.

As the Post noted, Guice was a fan favorite who routinely interacts with fans through social media. His social media accounts appear to have been deleted, however.