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Commanders release K Brandon McManus after sexual assault allegations in lawsuit

The Washington Commanders announced on Sunday that they have released kicker Brandon McManus.

McManus' release comes a week after news broke that McManus was the subject of a civil lawsuit, in addition to his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Two women are suing McManus for allegedly sexually assaulting them during a charter flight to London last year when he was playing for the Jaguars, who said on May 27 they were aware of the complaint and the significance of the claims being made.

A Commanders spokesperson said last week that the team was looking into the situation and had spoken with McManus' agent and the NFL office, adding, "We take allegations of this nature very seriously."

McManus, who turns 33 in July, signed with Washington in March. The Commanders now have zero kickers on their roster following McManus' release.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.