Ex-NFLer Hugh Douglas sued by ex-girlfriend

Former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas, center, stands with his attorney, Corey Brinson, right, during arraignment in Superior Court on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Pool)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas is being sued by his ex-girlfriend in Connecticut for allegedly assaulting her multiple times, including at Hartford hotel last year that resulted in his arrest but no jail time.

Thirty-three-year-old Hope Davila of Hartford and her attorney, Gloria Allred, filed the federal lawsuit Monday. Davila believes she didn’t get justice with the criminal case and is seeking damages for alleged physical and emotional harm.

Messages were left for Douglas and his attorney Tuesday.

Douglas, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 to 2004. He was sentenced in Hartford state court in February to two years in a probation-like program, after pleading no contest to breach of peace in the hotel incident.


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