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Hugh Douglas arrested after alleged fight at hotel

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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 24, 2004: Linebacker Hugh Douglas #53 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks towards the sidelines prior to a game with the Cleveland Browns on October 24, 2004 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Philadelphia won 34-31 in overtime. Hugh Douglas04-1220591 (Photo by: Diamond Images/Getty Images)

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Hugh Douglas is in trouble again.

The former NFL linebacker was arrested in Hartford, Conn. after he allegedly violently attacked a woman at a hotel.

According to Joseph Wenzel IV of WFSB-TV in Hartford, Douglas got into a fight with the woman at a Marriott hotel at Adriaen’s Landing. Court records indicate Douglas “grabbed her by the neck” and “slammed her into the walls several times.” Douglas claimed the injuries came during a sexual encounter.

He was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. The arrest comes just over a month removed from an incident with former ESPN colleague Michael Smith at a National Association of Black Journalists convention in Orlando, Fla. Douglas and Smith were engaged in a very heated verbal altercation that ultimately led to Douglas being let go by ESPN.

Douglas played 10 seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.