Ex- Washington Football Team running back, Derrius Guice has been accused by two former Louisiana State University students of rape.
According to USA Today, two unidentified women have accused Guice of raping them in 2016 when he was a rising star freshman on the LSU football team. One woman claimed Guice raped her while she was sleeping after showing up uninvited to her party.
The second unnamed woman, a former LSU tennis player who is suing the NCAA for failing “to address athlete sexual violence at its member schools,” claimed Guice raped her after they met at a bar, returned to her apartment and she passed out on her bed.
The new allegations come just weeks after Guice was released by the Washington Football Team after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents.
An investigation carried out by USA TODAY 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 but it’s unknown if the school investigated allegations.
In a statement, Guice’s attorney Peter D. Greenspun denied all of the allegations 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 said in his statement. “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,” Greenspun added. “But he wants to be absolutely clear. The allegations in this story are just that and have no basis in fact.”
Earlier this month, the Washington Football Team released Guice after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one count of destruction of property.