Hugh Douglas, who previously played for the Eagles, Jets, and Jaguars, was arrested in Connecticut on Tuesday facing charges of third degree assault and second degree strangulation. The alleged assault victim in this case has told police that the former all-pro defensive end grabbed her by the throat and threw her into several walls during the incident. Douglas claims that the alleged assault was actually a product of rough sex with the female partner. The charged assault is alleged to have occurred at a Marriott hotel in Hartford.
Since leaving the NFL, Douglas has been working at ESPN as an analyst but was fired in August for allegedly getting into an alcohol fueled altercation with another ESPN co-worker. Currently there are no known assault charges pending related to this incident.
The laws governing the violent crime of assault vary from state to state. In Nevada, assault is defined by the Nevada Revised Statute 200.471 which says that assault is "unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm." Penalties for a typical assault conviction in Nevada can range from one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00.
If you, or someone you know, is facing an assault charge it is imperative that you seek competent legal counsel as soon as possible. By retaining a qualified Las Vegas assault attorney you will have the opportunity to discuss the facts of your case and develop a case-specific defense strategy. The attorney's at Brown Law Offices have many years of experience prosecuting and defending assault charges and will work with you to present the best possible case on your behalf. Contact our office today, 24/7, to arrange for a free consultation. (702) 405-0505.