Update: Statement from Derrius Guice's attorney:
Statement from Derrius Guice attorney: pic.twitter.com/Dso53AtkzF— John Keim (@john_keim) August 8, 2020
Update: the charges are from multiple incidents and allegedly happened in Guice's Ashburn home
New: Derrius Guice charges result of three accusations of assault -- 2/14, 3/13, 4/17. First reported to Montgomery Co. PD in MD, where victim lives.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) August 7, 2020
Loudoun Co. worked w MoCo after investigation determined assaults occurred at Guice's home in Ashburn.https://t.co/qwSGHRjpDo pic.twitter.com/Bijn1LJ3Xv
Update: Guice also hurt his knee yesterday
From @NFLTotalAccess: The breaking news that Washington has quickly released RB Derrius Guice after several ugly, domestic violence related charges. He also hurt his knee again yesterday... not that it matters now. pic.twitter.com/i7jb6RNWV1— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2020
Update: Derrius Guice has been released
We have released RB Derrius Guice pic.twitter.com/L3mOP8GCIX— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 7, 2020
Under the leadership of HC Ron Rivera there is clear messaging on expectations of his team. Derrius Guice has been released under allegations of DV. The team has taken this very seriously and took quick action. Derrius has turned himself into authorities.— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) August 7, 2020
Derrius Guice's NFL career has been marred by a series of injuries(3x on IR in 2 seasons), and now he has a different kind of problem that could keep him off the field. The Washington Post is reporting that Guice has been arrested on domestic violence charges, including one count of strangulation, a felony. He was also charged with three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property.
Guice turned himself in at the Loudoun Adult Detention Center at roughly 5 p.m. He was handcuffed in the parking lot of the facility before being taken inside.
Breaking: Washington RB Derrius Guice arrested on domestic violence-related charges -- including one count of strangulation, which is a felony -- in Northern Virginia.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) August 7, 2020
Story @PostSports: https://t.co/qwSGHRjpDo
The question now will be how will Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team react to the latest arrest of a player this offseason. WR Cody Latimer was signed to a 1-year deal and was arrested for assault and gun charges. He is now on the Commissioner's Exempt List, but the team has been quiet about his status.
Derrius Guice declared himself healthy last week and was expected to play a significant part in Washington's offense. Domestic assault charges usually do not end well for players and their current teams, bit we will have to wait to see how Rivera deals with Guice.