Former LSU Football Star Accused of Rape
A former Tiger and NFL running back is accused of raping two women while attending LSU.
According to an investigative report from USA Today, it allegedly happened when Derrius Guice was a freshman.
He played for the Tigers from 2015 through 2017. Guice was arrested 12 days ago for domestic violence and was then released by the Washington Football Team. According to the police report, he is accused of choking his girlfriend until she passed out. He was charged with one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one count of destruction of property.
Peter D. Greenspun, Guice's attorney, released this statement:
At no time were allegations of physical or sexual assault brought against Derrius during his years as a student-athlete at LSU. 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.
Being arrested for domestic violence and now accusations of rape will definitely worsen his stance in the court of public opinion.
You can find the entire USA Today investigative report here.