Hugh Douglas is having a bad year. Just over a month ago, he was fired by ESPN for calling his colleague Michael Smith an “Uncle Tom” and a “House Nigger.”
Douglas was arrested in downtown Hartford after police said he violently attacked a woman at a hotel.
Police said Douglas got into a fight at a woman at the Marriott Hotel at Adriaen’s Landing.
According to court documents, Douglas “grabbed her by the neck” and “slammed her into the walls several times.” The court papers go on to say that Douglas told investigators the victim’s injuries happened during rough sex.
Douglas was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation. Douglas was arraigned on Tuesday and his next court appearance is Oct. 21.
And boom goes that dynamite.
Ballsy to go with the “rough sex” defense here. Third-degree strangulation-we were just having sex! mixup? Sure. But second-degree? Well, that’s defined as such in Connecticut:
a person is guilty of strangulation in the second degree when such person restrains another person by the neck or throat with the intent to impede the ability of such other person to breathe or restrict blood circulation of such other person and such person impedes the ability of such other person to breathe or restricts blood circulation of such other person.
Ohhh… that’s not sexy.
We’ll keep you updated on the story.
via Awful Announcing