Hugh Douglas Pleads Not Guilty To Assaulting Woman
Via Philly reports:
Former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas pleaded not guilty Monday to felony assault and strangulation charges in an alleged attack on his girlfriend in Hartford, after having told police that her neck injuries were from rough sex.
Douglas, 42, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., was arraigned in Hartford Superior Court, where a judge approved his request to remove an electronic monitoring device from his ankle over the objection of a prosecutor. His case was continued to Nov. 19 and he remains free on $50,000 bail.
“Whatever happens after this, we just hope that it (the case) goes away quickly,” Douglas said after the hearing in his first public comments about the case. He declined to discuss the allegations and why he was in Hartford on the day of the alleged attack.
His lawyer, Corey Brinson, denied all the accusations and predicted the charges would be dropped. He told the judge that the woman has given conflicting statements, including initially denying that she was assaulted.
The woman first said nothing happened, then she realized she has a chance of getting paid, so she changed her story. Even if Douglas is found innocent, his reputation is ruined forever. The bottom line is if you’re a pro athlete and you screw around with groupies, you might catch a case, or something worse.