Junior charged with assault

Junior Jesse Guyer is facing misdemeanor charges for assaulting a woman on Washington Circle Sept. 12.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Linda Turner placed Guyer under court-ordered surveillance at a status hearing Tuesday morning. She required him to submit to weekly drug tests until his sentencing hearing in November.

Guyer appeared to be under the influence of an alcoholic substance when he was arrested last month, according to a University Police Department report.

Guyer allegedly ran across Washington Circle Park and tackled a 35-year-old woman wearing a Redskins jersey to the ground, “for no apparent reason,” according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The alleged victim, who refused medical treatment, said she did not know Guyer, police reports said.

He was arrested at 12:45 a.m. and taken to the second district station where he was held until later that day. A judge released him on the condition that he would not go near the alleged victim.

After Guyer allegedly tackled the woman, he was chased by witness Delaine Toppings, who said he held Guyer until police arrived. Police records state that Toppings and his friend restrained Guyer to the ground until officers arrived.

Both witnesses were wearing Minnesota Vikings jerseys and foam Viking horns on the evening of the incident. A football game of the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Red Skins was broadcast live on television that same evening.

Guyer refused comment Saturday evening.

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