Washington have released running back Derrius Guice after he was arrested on domestic violence-related charges.
On Friday, the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office charged the 23-year-old Guice with one felony count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one count of destruction of property.
The NFL confirmed the charges in conjunction with the announcement of Guice’s release, and stated that Guice turned himself in to authorities Friday.
“On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related incident involving RB Derrius Guice,” the club said in a statement.
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“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 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.”
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