Hugh Douglas, the former ESPN analyst who was fired last month following an altercation with a colleague, was arrested this week in Hartford after police said he violently attacked a woman at a Marriott Hotel. According to WFSB in Connecticut, which obtained court documents:
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.
Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. Douglas was arraigned on Tuesday and his next court appearance is Oct. 21.
In August, Douglas got into an altercation with ‘Numbers Never Lie’ colleague Michael Smith at the National Association for Black Journalists conference in Orlando. Douglas, who was drunk, shouted racial epithets at Smith and threatened to beat him up. ESPN terminated him two weeks later. [WFSB via Fang’s Bites]
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