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D.C. mayor wants Redskins playing back in the District, eyes RFK site

D.C. mayor wants Redskins playing back in the District, eyes RFK site

The Washington Redskins are locked into their contract that keeps them in Landover, Maryland, through the 2027 season, but the mayor of the city represented in the first half of their name isn’t counting out the possibility of them making an eventual return to the nation’s capital.

According to the Washington Business Journal, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke with reporters Friday at a conference hosted by the University of the District of Columbia. She stressed that “all of our teams should be playing within our boundaries,” saying that the site of RFK Stadium would be a great fit for the NFL franchise.

“We’re not going to chase them down and we’d like them be winners when they come,” Bowser said. "We don't feel like we’re in the position to beg for this type of development. We have a great site, we think the best site in the region. And when the time is right, we’re going to make sure the site is activated.”

RFK and the surrounding property is owned by the federal government, but District officials are hoping to take ownership of the site—a move that would open the door for the Redskins to return. Team owner Dan Snyder worked with congressional leaders in 2018 toward changing the land’s usage designation, but the legislation stalled when lawmakers couldn’t settle on the terms of the legislation.

With plans to demolish the still-standing RFK Stadium by 2021, the District has yet to decide how it will use the site regardless of what the Redskins are able to do. Given FedEx Stadium’s deteriorated state and the lack of accessibility to the complex, it’s certainly something the team will keep an eye on as the demolition progresses.

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Court documents detail Derrius Guice's alleged strangling and other ugly domestic violence incidents

Court documents detail Derrius Guice's alleged strangling and other ugly domestic violence incidents

Court documents were filed Monday in Loudoun County’s General District Court that describe Derrius Guice’s alleged domestic violence against his girlfriend, and the incidents that are chronicled in those filings are troubling.

In one encounter, Guice allegedly strangled his girlfriend until she was unconscious. In that exchange, which happened in March, she also says Guice pushed her and pulled her hair. 

The Washington Post was first to report on these new details.

Guice’s girlfriend also says the ex-Washington Football Team player pushed her to the ground in April while the two were outside of Guice’s home. Guice is also purported to have thrown the victim’s cellphone, which caused it to shatter.

In addition to those two alleged incidents, the woman claims Guice pushed her to the ground in February as well. That confrontation happened in Guice’s bedroom.

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The documents state that Guice’s girlfriend has photographs of all her injuries from the various issues with Guice. 

Guice turned himself in to police on Friday, and soon after that, he was released by Washington. He has since cleared waivers and is currently a free agent.

During a press conference on Monday, Ron Rivera stated that he moved on from the running back because it was “in the best interest of this organization, our players and our fans going forward."

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Derrius Guice reportedly hurt his knee again before Washington released him

Derrius Guice reportedly hurt his knee again before Washington released him

A news storm ensued after Derrius Guice was arrested on domestic violence charges and subsequently released by the Washington Football Team. Seemingly lost in the shuffle was some news about yet another knee injury for the third-year running back. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Guice hurt his knee again the day before he was released.

This would have been huge news for the former second-round pick, who's grappled with knee injuries throughout the first two seasons of his career. He suffered a torn ACL as a rookie, a meniscus tear at the beginning of last season and an MCL sprain later on in 2019 as well.

There was hope for Guice to become a featured back, and he certainly had the ability to become one had he been able to stay healthy. 

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It's unclear how much another knee injury had to do with Guice's release, though it certainly couldn't have made things easier on Guice's hopes to stay on the roster. He later went unclaimed on waivers, making him a free agent for the first time in his young career.

Washington doesn't have much time to worry about Guice now. They have to figure out how to distribute the carries between Adrian Peterson, J.D. McKissic, Peyton Barber, Antonio Gibson and Bryce Love without a preseason schedule to test things out.

With their first taste of game action this season set as a September 13 clash with the Eagles, Peterson figures to start off as the lead back behind Dwayne Haskins based on experience alone. Peterson has over 3,000 career carries under his belt while the other four options have combined for 639.

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