Derrius Guice could see his domestic violence charges dropped
Derrius Guice could actually get the charges dropped in his domestic violence case.
Guice was released by Washington in August on domestic violence charges he confronted. The 23-year-old initially faced five counts, including one count of felony strangulation. The felony charge was dropped by the county prosecutor in January. The other four counts include: three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property.
However, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Guice and the victim reached an agreement in the case. The settlement, which usually includes a monetary amount, could result in the dropping of misdemeanor charges. A judge would have to approve the settlement and agree to the charges being dropped.
The victim alleged that Guice strangled her to the point of unconsciousness. She also alleged that he pushed her and broke his phone.
Guice, 23, entered the league as a second-round pick in 2018, but only appeared in five games for Washington. He suffered an ACL tear in his first preseason game, which cost him the entire 2018 season. His 2019 was cut short by both the MCL sprain and a meniscus tear that cost him most of the first semester.
Guice had 245 yards and two touchdowns on 42 rushing attempts last season.