The Washington Football Team have released Derrius Guice after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
Running back Guice, selected in the second round of the 2018 draft, turned himself in on Friday.
According to the Loudon County Sherrif's Office in Virginia, Guice was charged with one felony count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one count of destruction of property.
"On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence-related incident involving RB Derrius Guice," Washington 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 [Friday], 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."
Guice has battled injury issues since coming into the league and missed his rookie season with a torn ACL suffered in the preseason.
He was limited to five games last season but averaged an impressive 5.8 yards per carry as he finished the year with 245 yards and two touchdowns.
Guice's release leaves Adrian Peterson as the likely starter in the Washington backfield, which also features rookie Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love, Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic.Published 08 Aug 2020, 13:46 IST