Washington Football Team cut running back Derrius Guice after he was arrested on Friday for domestic violence-related charges. The charges range from one count of strangulation (A felony), three counts of assault and battery, and one count of destruction of property. Guice turned himself to Loudon County authorities late Friday evening.
The Washington Football Team Released a statement announces the release of Guice
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 Derrues. Upon review of the nature of these charges and following internal discussions, we gave decided to release Derrius immediately.
Guice, a 2nd round pick from LSU has had an injury-plagued start to his career. He missed his rookie season after tearing his ACL in his first NFL game. Last season Guice tore his meniscus and missed 8 games only to return and suffer another knee injury which forced Washington to shut him down for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
Twitter Reactions To “Washington Football Team” Name Change
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No name change, we are the Washington Football Team. Established in 1932. Still in burgundy and gold. The team wants to get this right. It’s clean. Sharp. Classy.— Julie Donaldson (@juliedonaldson_) July 23, 2020
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Ready to roll! To represent my family and the DMV area. Here’s to a great season! pic.twitter.com/2mQDQhjXkq— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) July 23, 2020
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Even though this name is clearly temporary, I appreciate the organization moving at an accelerated pace towards some progress prior to this @NFL season.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2020
For the love of the game - I vote,
*sang Maui style
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Just waking back up from my pregame nap to see about The Washington Football team??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Is that real?? No way! Oh man they had a thorough intense long board meeting about that one huh. 🥴🤦🏾♂️— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 23, 2020
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Who you play for? The Washington football team.. naw that ain’t it 😂— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 23, 2020
For some reason that alone makes me feel it won’t be a football season.. I’m sad seriously
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The Washington football team damn that’s the last thing I was expecting 😂🤣— Oshane Ximines (@OshaneXimines) July 23, 2020