WFSB in Hartford, CT is reporting that former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and former ESPN NFL analyst Hugh Douglas has been arrested in Hartford for allegedly attacking a woman at a hotel. Douglas has been charged with third degree assault and second degree strangulation. Douglas was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court Tuesday for what police say was a fight with a woman at a Marriott Hotel.
Court papers state Douglas grabbed the woman by the neck and slammed her into the wall several times. Douglas told police that the victim's injuries occured during "rough sex."
Douglas had an NFL career that spanned ten years and included stints with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. He joined ESPN in 2011 and was a contributor to "Numbers Never Lie" but was fired after getting into a fight with host Michael Smith.
Awful Announcing will have more details as they become available.
Please remember: Douglas was a media hero when, as a former player, he took on Terrell Owens in the Eagles locker room. Back then he was a man of character, as long as he joined in the campaign to belittle and calumnize Owens...
@awfulannouncing So now Michael Smith is a woman?
@awfulannouncing never cared for hugh d..cheapnshot guy with a ton of mouth..
@awfulannouncing is Hugh Douglas gonna have to choke a bitch?
@awfulannouncing Is Skip Bayless OK?
@awfulannouncing Turbo Bird!
@awfulannouncing PIECE. OF. SHIT.
@awfulannouncing Looks like he had a "Is Hugh Douglas gonna hafta [allegedly] choke a bitch?"-Chappelle Show moment.
@awfulannouncing , Hugh is dropping fast; What happened to him
@awfulannouncing it wasn't Michelle Uncle Tom SMITH WAS IT?
@awfulannouncing Craig James perked up at allegedly.
@awfulannouncing I preferred "strangulating".
@awfulannouncing even more serious than strangling
@awfulannouncing Strangling even.
@PeytonsHead so did I, but SOME PEOPLE up in here are all about their proper grammar and what not
@DFreshHookup I omitted "assault." It's there now.