The Washington football team moved quickly to avoid giving up Derrius Guice off their roster after he was arrested on domestic violence charges last week and head coach Ron Rivera discussed that decision during a conference Monday with reporters.
Rivera said he spoke to team players about the call to cut Guice and told them it was in “our organization’s best interest” to continue without Guice. He said the team would benefit if it was the right call and would fall on it if it were not, but that it takes “full responsibility as we move forward to make sure we try to make it things in the right way “.
“Very difficult decision whenever you have to release a talented young football player,” Rivera said. “This kind of circumstance, this kind of situation, we take those claims very, very seriously.”
Linebacker Reuben Foster landed with Washington after being cut by the 49ers after an arrest of domestic violence in 2018 that did not lead to criminal charges. Foster was activated from the PUP list this weekend and Rivera said any circumstance would be treated differently without saying if there were other factors that led the team to move without Guice.