Former NFL player, ESPN analyst Douglas arrested


Hartford, Conn. — Former NFL player and TV analyst Hugh Douglas was arrested after police say he assaulted his girlfriend over the weekend.

According to a police report, Douglas is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and slamming her against the wall several times while he carried her from the elevator to their Hartford hotel room early Sunday.

Douglas was charged with second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault.

Douglas, 42, played six of his 10 NFL seasons with the Eagles. He also played for the Jets and Jaguars.

He was fired last month by ESPN from his job as a panelist on “Numbers Never Lie” after reportedly using racial slurs against host Michael Smith during a convention in Orlando, Fla.