Charging documents filed in Loudoun County General District Court on Monday said Derrius Guice allegedly strangled his girlfriend until she was unconscious at his home in Virginia in March, according to The Washington Post.
When she woke up, Guice cried and knocked on her door. The woman told authorities that the former Washington who drove back also drove her and pulled her hair during the incident, reports Stolpen.
The fee document reportedly described several incidents of abuse. Guice’s girlfriend told police he drove her to the ground in his bathroom in February, which eventually caused her tumbling nail to fall off due to a popped blood vessel. The woman also said that Guice drove her to the ground outside his home on April 1
Stolpen reports the woman took photos of her injuries from several incidents.
Washington released Guice on Friday after he was accused of several incidents of domestic violence. The 23-year-old turned in and was released on $ 10,000.
The team said in a statement that it first learned of a potential domestic violence situation on Thursday and warned the NFL immediately. Washington met with Guice to apologize to him for football activities pending an investigation. However, after learning that several charges had been filed against him, Washington reviewed them and decided to release Guice.
On Monday, coach Ron Rivera said the decision to release Guice was “tough” but necessary.
“Every time you have to release a very talented player, it’s always a tough decision,” Rivera said during a video conference with reporters. “We take these allegations very, very seriously and we had to make a decision. I spoke to [Washington’s] players yesterday that I made a decision that I think was in our organization’s best interest and if it was the right decision we will benefit from it and if not it will be up to me. I will take full responsibility in the future to make sure we do things the right way. “
Guy’s initial court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 28, per Post.