Running back Derrius Guice is facing some tough charges as according to the Washington Post, the charging documents in the criminal case against Guice allege that the ex-Washington Football Team running back strangled his girlfriend until she was unconscious earlier this year.
The altercation happened in March and the woman alleges that Guice pushed her and pulled her hair when it all went down. Also, she alleges separate incidents in February and April but none of those incidents is as severe as the one that occurred in March.
Guice was booked on Friday and released on a $10,000 bond and his initial court hearing is set for August 28. Over this past weekend, the Washington Football Team waived Guice following his arrest on domestic-violence related charges.
"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."
Meanwhile, Julian Edelman ready for life without Tom Brady
New England Patriots wide receiver Edelman says he loves six-time Super Bowl champion Brady but the team is ready to move on and focus on the present following the departure of their long-time quarterback.
After 19 extremely successful season with the Patriots, Brady decided for a change and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason. For the first time in many years, the Patriots will enter a season without much expectations placed on them.
"Obviously it’s a little different, but you’ve got to move on and understand this is a business,” Edelman told NBC Sports Boston, as quoted on Pro Football Talk. "You wish him well. That’s when you instantly start thinking about what you have to do to prepare yourself to go out and contribute and help the team for the upcoming year.
We’ve played a lot of ball together. I love him to death, but the train keeps moving, as it will when I’m not playing here or something. I mean, it always keeps going. So, we’ve got to worry about the people we have here”.