Report: Two women claim former Tiger RB Derrius Guice raped them during his time at LSU
Disturbing news to share this morning as USA TODAY Sports is reporting that two former LSU students claim Derrius Guice raped them during his time in Baton Rouge.
While the women did not file charges or seek medical treatment following the alleged incidents, USA TODAY has found records of both women sharing their experiences with LSU — including informing two unnamed football coaches, an athletics administrator and a nurse.
Per Title IX laws on every campus, any allegations of this nature must be investigated by the school but that does not appear to be the case in this situation.
If you were unaware, Guice was recently released by the Washington Football Team following an arrest for domestic assault in Loudoun County, Virginia. That case is still being investigated at this time.
When USA TODAY reached out to Guice and his representatives, here is the response the running back’s attorney issued:
“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. But he wants to be absolutely clear. The allegations in this story are just that and have no basis in fact.”
USA TODAY also reached out to LSU and the school provided this statement:
“LSU and LSU Athletics take all accusations of sexual assault with the utmost seriousness. Formal complaints are promptly and fully investigated and the rights and privacy of students are protected as stipulated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Complainants are also strongly encouraged to report the offense to law enforcement and are provided information on health care, counseling and supportive measures available.”
You can read the full USA TODAY report here.