SJ - August 19, 2020
Former Washington Football Team running back Derrius Guice is now facing rape accusations. Just a couple of weeks after he was released following a domestic violence arrest, two former LSU students have come forward accusing him of rape back in 2016.
Guice's attorney responded to the allegations and denied them. His attorney also questioned the timing of their stories given how recent his arrest on domestic violence is to these latest accusations.
From USA Today:
Two former Louisiana State University students say recently released Washington Football Team running back Derrius Guice raped them just months apart in 2016, when Guice was a rising star freshman on the LSU football team.
A USA TODAY investigation found that the women’s allegations were shared at the time with multiple people at the school — including at least two coaches, an athletics administrator and a nurse — yet the school does not appear to have investigated.
As the holder of LSU’s single-game rushing record and No. 5 on the Tigers’ career rushing list, Guice was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2018 draft. But he fell to the end of the second round amid concerns about his maturity and accountability. Injuries have plagued his short professional career, and Washington cut him on Aug. 7 following his arrest the same day in Virginia on multiple domestic violence charges, in a separate matter.
We'll have to see how this one plays out. The timing is definitely odd, but if there is any evidence that the school knew about the allegations and did nothing, things could get really interesting for LSU.
Is this big enough to get Bob Ley out of retirement? It could be.