Washington waives Derrius Guice

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Washington didn’t waste any time, moving on from running back Derrius Guice soon after his arrest on domestic violence-related charges.

The team announced it has waived Guice.

“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.”

Washington selected Guice in the second round in 2018. Knee injuries limited the former LSU product to five games, one start, 49 touches, 324 yards and three touchdowns.

The team has depth at the position, with Adrian Peterson, Peyton Barber, J.D. McKissic, Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love.

60 responses to “Washington waives Derrius Guice

  1. This guy spent about half his contract to buy his mom a million dollar car, and now lawyer fees. We all know what is next. When all else fails, blame Trump and cry racism. That is always the rally cry of the defeated.

  2. It seems abrupt considering that Latimer faces his own charges from more than a month ago and he wasn’t released. Will Reuben Foster be released when he’s healthy enough to be released? The timing could have hurt. Right after a big report detailing the team’s mistreatment of women he’s accused of mistreating a woman.

  3. Except for the fact he was actually one of the only LSU players when they won the national championship who visited the White House. He explicitly said it’s a honor to meet with any president. Stop trying to bring race and politics into this young man’s demise.

    chicagolandcolts says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    This guy spent about half his contract to buy his mom a million dollar car, and now lawyer fees. We all know what is next. When all else fails, blame Trump and cry racism. That is always the rally cry of the defeated.

  4. redclaw1314 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    I’d like to see NFL players denounce domestic violence the way that they denounce “systemic racism”

    21 9 Rate This

    Unfortunately, this will never happen.It doesn’t fit their narrative

  5. I remember this dude got smart with Duce Staley at the combine I’m 2018. Eagles promptly removed him from draft board and I question it no more. Some guys with all the talent don’t have the character to succeed.

  6. Whatever he did couldn’t have been as bad as what Adrian Peterson did. I’d sign Guice in a heartbeat.

  7. Guice mustve really messed up to be cut this fast. Has nothing to do with the change of culture Washington is going for. Felony strangulation… She must have proof of that. Washington did what they had to do. Hopefully this is a lesson to all the athletes that think they’re untouchable. It won’t be tho smh.

  8. redclaw1314 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    I’d like to see NFL players denounce domestic violence the way that they denounce “systemic racism”

    Well….there isn’t a group of pp there acting like DV doesntexist otherwise I’m sure they would. Nice try

  9. Sounds like he wasn’t productive enough to stand behind. Had he rushed for 1500 yards last season, he would still have a roster spot

  10. redclaw1314 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’d like to see NFL players denounce domestic violence the way that they denounce “systemic racism”
    —–

    Do you not remember a few years back when there was a spate of football players being caught beating up their wives/girlfriends they did have a bunch of spots of players denouncing that?

    Im sorry you racist snowflakes need a safe space to keep from being triggered by the idea of treating non-whites equally.

  11. whynotjustadmitit says:
    August 7, 2020 at 8:03 pm
    redclaw1314 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    I’d like to see NFL players denounce domestic violence the way that they denounce “systemic racism”

    Well….there isn’t a group of pp there acting like DV doesntexist otherwise I’m sure they would. Nice try

    —-

    Nicely played, @whynot. It is always the first tactic of the complicit to deflect to someone else’s wrongs without taking care of their own. It’s like when your kid gets busted and reminds you his sister did something wrong last week. Weak.

  12. “The team has depth at the position, with Adrian Peterson…”
    ——————-

    So just to be clear, an unproductive RB with domestic violence issues get released “immediately”, but a productive RB with child abuse issues get a second chance…

  13. redclaw1314 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:20 pm
    I’d like to see NFL players denounce domestic violence the way that they denounce “systemic racism”
    _________________________

    NFL had the “No More” campaign a few years back. There’s been a number of players come forward with stories about watching the violence in their homes growing up. Players used to rally around each other when these charges came up. They’d say things like “it’s their personal business “ or “it’s a private family issue” and have no comments. Not so much anymore. If you engage in this behavior, you’re on your own. Don’t expect anyone to have your back. And rightfully so. Due process should be served but gone are the days of excuse making.

  14. This guy spent about half his contract to buy his mom a million dollar car, and now lawyer fees. We all know what is next. When all else fails, blame Trump and cry racism. That is always the rally cry of the defeated.
    —-
    You just copied your post from the other thread. Gotta lot of anger there buddy.

  15. Strangulation are you kidding me, great move I hope he ends up living under a bridge the rest of his life

  16. byaaah says:
    August 7, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    Adrian Peterson coming for that Emmit Smith rushing record after all!
    ___________________
    Peterson needs just over 4000 yards to get that record. That is not going to happen.

  17. Well this seems to fit with the way the season has gone for Washington already. With his injuries and this incident, I believe his days are numbered in the NFL.

  18. “Can’t really let my personality shine like normal. Now I’ve got to be this person I’m not. Got to hide who I really am”

    Darrius Guice

  19. There were three separate incidents that were investigated by two counties in two states.

    Their joint investigations concluded that three separate assaults occurred, including strangulation!

    Who knows when he’ll ever play again and what team would touch him! No reason NOT to release him.

  20. saqi GB says:
    August 7, 2020 at 11:12 pm
    So, one can expect The Chiefs, Browns or Raiders to swoop him up.
    _________________
    Don’t forget Seattle. They love a good “reclamation project”. Bunch of goons.

  21. I don’t care. If he gets sent to prison/jail then he should be cut. Until then let him play.

  22. When I first heard they cut him, I was upset that we never saw him fully realize this full potential, as the few times we saw him play, he was unbelievably. Then I heard what he did and as the father of two daughters, I can say, if it is true, LET HIM ROT!

  23. If there is ever football again, it won’t be long until he is back in the league. Signing Team official:”he understands his actions and knows any additional incidents will result in disciplinary action”, while he will give us the “I thank God for a second chance to prove I am not that person and I can score TDs, blah blah blah”.

  24. akira1971 says:
    August 7, 2020 at 8:42 pm
    “The team has depth at the position, with Adrian Peterson…”
    ——————-

    So just to be clear, an unproductive RB with domestic violence issues get released “immediately”, but a productive RB with child abuse issues get a second chance…

    ——————

    Peterson missed an entire season and somebody will probably sign Guice after all of this is over.

  25. A man should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Why not just suspend the man until the justice system reaches a conclusion? One would think that this social justice fervor that we are seeing would lead to more caution until situations are resolved. Note: not a Washington fan, not a Guice fan

  26. Meanwhile, the new defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, is exhibiting every level of Neanderthal behavior on social media possible with zero repercussions; including shaming player who opt out with veiled language!

    The owners’s still a disgusting human being and a horrible businessman and despite all of the “culture change” the soil is still ripe to grow it right back again!

  27. redclaw1314 says:
    August 8, 2020 at 8:19 am
    A man should be considered innocent until proven guilty. Why not just suspend the man until the justice system reaches a conclusion? One would think that this social justice fervor that we are seeing would lead to more caution until situations are resolved. Note: not a Washington fan, not a Guice fan
    _________________________________________________________________________________

    For the record, I’m a Redskins’ fan and a Guice fan.

    But you’re absolutely correct. Due process needs to be honored and respected.

    But you have two states and two counties right next to each other who’ve conducted an extensive investigation of multiple incidents that were reported to the police.

    Even if he gets off of the charges in one state, he’ll still face charges in the next. And they results of one, good or negative, will likely not be admissible in the other.

    Plus you have the factor that Montgomery County, Maryland and Loudon County, Virginia, are just across a bridge from each other. I’ve commuted between the two before as many do on a daily basis. The majority of my friends live across the bridge.

    They’ll need the time to avoid jury tainting and everything that goes along with that.

    Even if he’s somehow acquitted in both jurisdictions; it’ll be years and then comes the commissioner’s list and suspension. There is definitely something “there” that will net him a suspension or banishment after all of the legalities.

    He’s toast! I’d be shocked if he ever puts on another NFL jersey and he has no one to blame but himself!

  28. Darrius Geus is the next Lawrence Phillips. Hopefully he never plays another game in the NFL.

  29. You can change the name, but the spots stay the same….

    A Washington Foorball Team player getting arrested? Say it isn’t so….

    Guice better be truly innocent, or he is going to get significant playing time revoked. I hope the female involved is doing well.

    It is a privilege to have a job in the NFL, not a right to have one.

  30. The NFL has turned into another in a long line PC organizations. Give the man due process. Until then let the man work.

  31. jsrdc says:
    It is a privilege to have a job in the NFL, not a right to have one.
    ==

    No one has a “right” to any job. But saying it’s a “privilege” to play in the NFL is to regurgitate an old cliche that has no basis in fact.
    Playing in the NFL is a job — nothing more, nothing less. Pro athletes make a lot more money than most of us, and most are given more leeway when it comes to their misdeeds, but otherwise their situations are no different than any of the rest of us.
    If you’re good enough to make an NFL roster you’ll likely have a job. If you’re not, or can’t stay out of trouble, or hold out for more money than your employer thinks you’re worth, you probably won’t. Either way, “rights” and “privilege” play no part in the equation.

  32. Derrius, Andy Reid is on line 1 and Jerry Jones is on line 2. It’s nice to know you have choices!

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