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Hugh Douglas arrested for allegedly attacking, strangling woman


Former NFL linebacker and ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas is in trouble with the law after allegedly violently attacking and choking a woman at a hotel in Hartford, Connecticut. For his role in the incident, Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation.

Joseph Wenzel IV of WFSB-TV in Hartford reports that the incident took place at Marriott hotel at Adriaen’s Landing.

The report states that Douglas “grabbed the woman by the neck and slammed her into the wall” multiple times during a sexual encounter. He is scheduled for a court appearance on October 21.

Douglas was recently in the news a month ago for an incident at a National Association of Black Journalists convention in Orlando, Florida, where he reportedly got in to a heated exchange with former Numbers Never Lie co-host Michael Smith. After the altercation, Douglas was relieved of his duties with ESPN.

Douglas played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars during his ten-year career in the NFL.

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