9 year NFL vet and recently canned ESPN commentator Hugh Douglas, was arrested Sunday morning at a Hartford, CT Marriott hotel and charged with second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault. Douglas has told police that visible injuries suffered by an unidentified female companion were the result of “rough sex”…and we all know how well that defense worked out for Robert Chambers. From the Hartford Courant’s Christine Dempsey and Kelly Glista :
According to the report, a hotel clerk called police about 2:50 a.m. Sunday after Douglas’ girlfriend asked if there were cameras in the hotel, saying she had been assaulted. When the clerk said no, the woman became a little upset and started walking away. As she was leaving, the clerk noticed bruises on the woman’s neck, and he asked security to stop her and called the police, according to the report.
The woman told the officer that she didn’t want police to be called and that she and her boyfriend of eight months had “a little fight but nothing serious.”of eight months had “a little fight but nothing serious.”
Later, at Hartford Hospital, the woman offered more details.
She told the officer that she and Douglas had gone out for some drinks, and that when they returned to the hotel, they had an argument and she left the hotel room, the report states. As she reached the elevator, Douglas caught up to her and stopped her from getting in, she told the officer. He grabbed her by the neck, picked her up and carried her down the hallway toward the room, slamming her into the walls along the way, the report says.
She blacked out because she couldn’t breathe, the woman told police. When she woke up, she was lying on the bed — fully clothed — with a headache, then climbed out of bed, left the room and ran to the elevator, the report states.