By Michael Grimm

The Washington Football Team have released running back Derrius Guice, less than two hours after he was arrested yesterday on domestic violence charges in Loudoun County, Virginia.

WFT said in a statement that it had learned of a domestic violence-related incident Thursday. The team alerted the NFL and met yesterday with Guice to let him know he was excused from all team activities.

The team’s statement then read:

“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.”

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s office, the charges stemmed from three separate domestic violence-related incidents earlier this year — on Feb. 14, March 13 and April 17 — at Guice’s home in Ashburn, Virginia. The incidents were first reported to the Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland. The sheriff’s office was made aware of the allegations on July 22. It investigated the incidents in coordination with the Montgomery County Police Department.

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