Former NFL player Hugh Douglas is being sued by his ex-girlfriend for allegedly assaulting and choking her last September.
Last year, Douglas was charged with assaulting Hope Davila after an incident at the Marriott Hotel in Hartford. The former Jets, Eagles and Jaguars player ended up pleading no contest to a misdemeanor breach of peace charge related to the incident.
Douglas’ lawyer in the criminal case, Corey Brinson of Hartford, said he has not seen the lawsuit and could not comment.
In the lawsuit, Allred alleges there were two prior assaults by Douglas against Davila, culminating in the Sept. 22 assault, when “Mr. Douglas assaulted Ms. Davila so brutally, she thought he was going to kill her.”
She suffered pain in her head for months after the assault and continues to suffer emotionally, the lawsuit alleges.
Douglas, the lawsuit charges, “acted with reckless indifference to Ms. Davila’s rights or with an intentional and wanton violation of those rights.”
Douglas played in the NFL from 1995 to 2004 for the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In August, he was fired from ESPN, where he worked as an analyst on the show “Numbers Never Lie,” after a confrontation with his co-host at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention, according to a Reuters report.