Ex-NFL player Hugh Douglas settles suit over alleged assault

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Hugh Douglas has settled a lawsuit filed by his ex-girlfriend over an alleged assault at a Connecticut hotel in 2013.

A trial was scheduled to begin Monday in New Haven federal court, but a document filed Friday says the case was settled. Terms weren't disclosed.

Hope Davila of Hartford alleged that Douglas grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against a wall at a Hartford hotel. She sued for unspecified damages for alleged physical and emotional harm.

Douglas, of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, played for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 to 2004. He's a former ESPN football analyst.

He was initially charged with felony assault but later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to a probation program.

Douglas' lawyer declined to comment.

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