Hugh Douglas denies assault charge

Updated: September 25, 2013, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Hartford police say former pro football player Hugh Douglas has denied charges that he assaulted his girlfriend and told investigators that marks on the woman's neck were from rough sex.

The 42-year-old former defensive end with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars was charged with strangulation and assault.

A police report says Douglas' girlfriend alleged he grabbed her throat in a hallway of a Hartford hotel early Sunday and slammed ...

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