Posted September 24, 2013

Report: Former NFL player Hugh Douglas charged with assault

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Former NFL player Hugh Douglas was charged with assault after allegedly hitting a women at a hotel. (Dan Loh/AP photo)

Ex-NFL player Hugh Douglas was charged with assault after allegedly hitting a women at a hotel. (Dan Loh/AP photo)

Former NFL player Hugh Douglas appeared in a Connecticut court Tuesday after being arrested when police said he attacked a woman at a hotel, reports WFSB.

Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation.

Authorities say Douglas got into a fight at a woman at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen’s Landing. He is next due in court on Oct. 21.

Douglas played 10 seasons in the NFL for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Douglas was hired by ESPN in 2011, and was one of the hosts of the TV show Numbers Never Lie before being fired last month.

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According to court documents, Douglas “grabbed her by the neck” and “slammed her into the walls several times.” The court papers go on to say that Douglas told investigators the victim’s injuries happened during rough sex.


4 comments
RussHaasch
RussHaasch

Wow!  What a shock!  Professional athletes/losers NEVER do this kind of stuff! 

RobRomero
RobRomero

Wasn't he fired from NNL for dropping the N-bomb on and trying to beat up Michael Smith?  So we're seeing here an established pattern of aggression and violence.  This creep deserves to be locked up.

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

Always been a loser, have fun in prison Hugh it's where you belong.