Ron Rivera says Washington's decision to release Derrius Guice was a tough, but necessary decision.

Guice was released on Friday, the same day he was arrested on three counts of domestic violence, stemming from incidents in February, March and April.

"Anytime you have to release a very talented player it's always a tough decision," Rivera said. "We take those allegations very, very seriously and we had to make a decision. I talked to [Washington's] players yesterday that I made a decision I believe was in the best interest of our organization and if it was the right decision we'll benefit from it and if not it will be on me. I will take full responsibility going forward to make sure we do things the right way."

Washington selected Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft.