A former pro-football player and recently fired ESPN analyst accused of attacking his girlfriend at a Hartford, Conn., hotel appeared in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday.
Hugh Douglas, 42, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets, was arrested in downtown Hartford on Sunday after police said he aggressively attacked a woman at the Marriot Hotel at Adriaen’s Landing.
Court documents say Douglas “grabbed her by the neck,” picked her up, carried her down the hall toward the room and “slammed her into the walls several times.” The victim told police she blacked out because she could not breathe.
Douglas claims the victim’s injuries happened during rough sex.
The victim had red marks on both sides of her neck and a bump on the back of her head, according to police.
Douglas was arraigned on Tuesday and was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. His next court appearance is October 21.
Douglas was a host of the television show Numbers Never Lie and hired by ESPN in 2011 to work as a football analyst.