Hugh Douglas Claims 'Rough' Sex Injured Woman After Arrest for Alleged Assault
Just over a month after being fired from his on-air position with ESPN, former NFL star Hugh Douglas is making headlines for all the wrong reasons once again as he has been arrested on assault charges stemming from what Douglas called "rough sex" with a woman in a Hartford, Conn. hotel, according to Joseph Wenzel IV of WFSB.com.
Douglas was reportedly arrested after allegedly attacking a woman at a Marriott Hotel in downtown Hartford, and he made an appearance before the Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday.
He has been charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation in the wake of the alleged incident.
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.
He has yet to release a public statement, though he has been active on Twitter since. It remains to be seen how this situation will play out for Douglas, but he has already taken a big hit in the court of public opinion.
According to Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News, Douglas was fired by ESPN in August stemming from an incident at an Orlando, Fla. night club. Douglas allegedly threatened his former Numbers Never Lie co-host Michael Smith after a disagreement, and called him an "Uncle Tom." Douglas was removed from television and terminated shortly after the event.
He originally joined ESPN in 2011, but his tenure was fairly short-lived. Douglas seemed to be flying under the radar since his dismissal, but that is obviously no longer the case.
Douglas played 10 NFL seasons as a defensive end for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring in 2004 with three Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro nods and 80 sacks to his credit.
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