Former ESPN pundit and “Numbers Never Lie” host Hugh Douglas was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly assaulting a woman during “rough sex” in a Connecticut hotel room.
Douglas, 42, was arrested at the Marriott Hotel in Hartford, Conn., WFSB reports. The former NFL star was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation after allegedly attacking a woman during a sexual encounter.
Court documents allege that Douglas “grabbed [the woman] by the neck” and “slammed her into the walls several times,” WFSB reports. The former “Numbers Never Lie” host reportedly told police that the woman obtained her injuries during rough sex.
On Tuesday, Douglas was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court, WFSB reports. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 21. The 42-year-old has yet to publicly address the charges.
The assault arrest is just the latest setback for Douglas, who was fired by ESPN in August after an apparent confrontation in which he nearly came to blows with “Numbers Never Lie” co-host Michael Smith. The ESPN personalities were attending a party in Florida when an inebriated Douglas attempted to grab a microphone and address the crowd.
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When Smith tried to restrain Douglas, the former Philadelphia Eagles player reportedly called Smith an “Uncle Tom” and threatened “to beat him up.” The confrontation grew so tense that the pair had to be broken up by security.
After a short review of the situation, ESPN decided to fire Douglas from his role as an NFL analyst and co-host of “Numbers Never Lie.”