The Washington Football Team has released running back Derrius Guice after learning about multiple domestic violence-related charges, according to a statement from the team.
On Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that Guice, 23, had been arrested on domestic violence-related charges, including one count of strangulation — which is a felony.
Guice turned himself in to authorities at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center on Friday in Virginia.
The Washington Football Team first learned of a potential “incident” involving Guice on Thursday. After releasing Guice, they issued the following statement:
“On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related incident involving RB Derrius Guice. We immediately alerted the National Football League and have continued to work with them during this process. We then met with Derrius to inform him that he was excused from all team activity pending a review of this matter. 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.”
Guice was a 2018 second round pick by the then-Redskins. He battled knee injuries through his first two seasons, appearing only in five games and rushing for 245 yards and two touchdowns.