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Hugh Douglas pleads no contest

Updated: February 10, 2014, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Former pro football player Hugh Douglas has pleaded no contest and avoided jail in a Connecticut case alleging he assaulted his girlfriend at a Hartford hotel.

The former defensive end for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars pleaded no contest Monday in Hartford Superior Court to a misdemeanor breach of peace charge.

He received a suspended sentence of six months in prison. He had been charged with felony assault and strangulation.

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