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Hugh Douglas, ex-NFL player and ESPN host, charged with assaulting woman in Conn.

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(CBS/AP) HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut police say former pro football player Hugh Douglas has denied charges that he assaulted a woman and told investigators that marks on her neck were from rough sex.

Douglas, 42, was charged with strangulation and assault early Sunday at a Marriott hotel in Hartford. 

A police report says a woman alleged Douglas grabbed her throat in a hallway and slammed her into the walls while carrying her to their room at the hotel.

Douglas played with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL from 1995 to 2004. 

A man who answered a phone number for Douglas hung up without commenting Wednesday.

According to CBS affiliate WFSB , Douglas was fired from his job as an analyst at ESPN after the network investigated an incident where he accosted a co-host at a party while intoxicated.

Douglas posted $50,000 bail and is due in court Oct. 21.


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