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Washington releases RB Derrius Guice following domestic violence arrest

The Washington Football Team released Derrius Guice on Friday after news that the running back had been arrested on domestic violence-related charges.

The Loudoun County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office confirmed to NFL.com that Guice faces charges of one count of strangulation, which is a felony, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. The alleged incidents occurred earlier this year on Feb. 14, March 3 and April 17 at Guice's residence in Ashburn, Virginia. Authorities were made aware of the allegations on July 22. Guice turned himself in on Friday, authorities confirmed.

"On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related incident involving RB Derrius Guice," the team said in a statement. "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."

The Washington Football Team drafted Guice in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he has only played in five total games due to multiple knee injuries. Guice tore his ACL during the preseason of his rookie year and suffered a torn meniscus and sprained MCL in 2019.

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