Charges Dismissed For Derrius Guice

The domestic violence charges against former Washington running back Derrius Guice have been dismissed, as Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post writes. Guice, 23, was facing potential time in prison.

Guice and the woman involved in the matter reached a resolution out of court, which helped bring the legal side of things to a close. The former LSU star was arrested for domestic violence charges in August of 2020, stemming from three alleged incidents. Soon after, the Washington Football Team release him. He remains a free agent and could sign with any club, though league discipline is still in play.

Guice was viewed by many as the second-best running back in the 2018 draft class behind Saquon Barkley, but rumored off-field issues caused him to fall to Washington at No. 59 overall. He missed his his entire rookie campaign after a summer ACL tear. Then, complications from surgery caused his rehab to drag. Last year, a knee injury put him back on IR and he appeared in just five games. On the field, he performed well in his limited snaps, averaging 5.8 yards per carry.

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