Former NFL player Hugh Douglas to plead no contest to misdemeanor

By Michelle Kapusta,

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas is expected to plead no contest to a misdemeanor.

According to WPVI, the ex-ESPN analyst and former player is set to plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge to resolve a case that accuses him of assaulting his girlfriend at a hotel, his lawyer Corey Brinson announced Friday.

When the charges first came about Douglas told police that the woman was injured while the two were having rough sex. But CBS Sports reported that Brinson said the 42-year-old will now be pleading to a breach of peace charge, which should keep him from serving jail time.

During his career, Douglas played for the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars and had two stints with the Eagles. He won the Associated Press Rookie of the Year Award in 1995 and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

In 2011, he became an ESPN analyst, but was fired last summer after an alleged spat with Numbers Never Lie co-host Michael Smith.

Douglas is due back in court on Monday.

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