The Associated Press is reporting that former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas pleaded not guilty to felony assault and strangulation charges stemming from an incident in Hartford, Connecticut last month.
Douglas was involved in a domestic violence incident at a Connecticut hotel in which he reportedly choked a woman and “slammed her into the wall several times.” Douglas is being charged with second-degree strangulation and third-degree assault. He denies that it was assault but, rather, the injuries came during sex.
The 42 year-old former All-Pro defensive end played in Philadelphia for six seasons from 1998-2002 and 2004. He also played for the New Jets from 1995-97 and the Jacksonville Jaguars 2003. In his six years with the Eagles, Douglas registered 54.5 sacks, went to three Pro Bowls from 2000-2002 and was named an All-Pro in 2001 and 2002.
Follow Steve on Twitter @SDolan3
Follow Whiz Wit on Twitter @WhizWitSports