Former Washington running back Derris Guice has been accused of rape by two separate women who tell USA TODAY the incidents occurred at LSU in 2016.
Washington's Aug. 7 statement on Guice's release: "On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence related incident involving RB Derrius Guice. We immediately alerted the National Football League and have continued to work with them during this process. WE then met with Derrius Guice 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."
Guice's attorney, Peter D. Greenspun, denied all of the allegations to USA TODAY and questioned the timing of the story's release.
"At no time were allegations of physical or sexual assault brought against Derrius during his years as a student athlete at LSU," Greenspun told USA TODAY. "To bring up such assertions only after the Virginia charges were initiated certainly calls into question the credibility, nature and timing of what is being alleged years later.
"Such speculation and innuendo should not be the basis for Derrius to be required to make any comment at all. But he wants to be absolutely clear. The allegations in this story are just that and have no basis in fact."