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Hugh Douglas arrested for allegedly strangling woman, claims it was during rough sex

Hugh Douglas

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Hugh Douglas was arrested and appeared in court on Tuesday for allegedly violently attacking a woman, according to a report.

WFSB says Douglas was arrested in downtown Hartford for allegedly attacking a woman at a Marriott Hotel. WFSB reports court documents say Douglas grabbed the woman by the neck and “slammed her into the wall several times.”

Douglas apparently claims the injuries occurred during rough sex. He has been charged with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation, per WFSB.

Douglas, who played 10 season in the NFL and reached three Pro Bowls, made headlines around here last month after he was fired from ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie” TV show for getting into a huge fight with co-host Michael Smith. Douglas reportedly called Smith an “Uncle Tom” during the drunken confrontation.

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones reportedly arrested for disorderly conduct

pacman-jonesCincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested once again on Monday morning. According to WCPO in Cincinnati, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Jones was cited for disorderly conduct.

A 2013 Dodge Durango that Pacman was a passenger in was reportedly pulled over at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday. The driver, 33-year-old Tishana F. Holmes, was driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. She allegedly refused a field sobriety test and was arrested for driving while under the influence. Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct at some point during the stop.

Jones is turning 30 next week, and it appeared he was celebrating his birthday on Sunday night.

This is about the 3,000th time Jones has been arrested since entering the NFL. If you check out our Adam Jones tag, you’ll notice that almost all of the stories involve Pacman getting himself into trouble in some way. Most recently, he was charged with assault after a video showed what looked like him punching a woman outside a bar. If he is found guilty of disorderly conduct, a suspension will almost certainly be coming from the NFL.

Aldon Smith reportedly had marijuana and pills in his car, had BAC of .15

Aldon-Smith-mug-shotSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on Friday for driving while under the influence for a second time in two years, but he could wind up in trouble for more than just being under the influence of alcohol. According to the San Jose Mercury News, police also found marijuana and pills in Smith’s car when they searched it after he hit a tree.

The arrest occurred at 7 a.m., which is an odd time for someone to be arrested for a DUI. Your initial reaction might be that Smith was hungover, but sources told the Mercury News that his blood alcohol level was .15 — nearly twice the legal limit. He did not have a prescription for the marijuana, not that it would matter since NFL players are not allowed to smoke weed regardless.

The 49ers released a statement saying they are still “gathering information” about the incident and have no comment at this time.

Unless there was some sort of epic mixup, Smith is almost certain to face discipline from the NFL in the form of a suspension. He has been involved in a number of off-field incidents since coming into the league, despite recently expressing a desire to get his act together. If he is forced to miss time, San Francisco’s pass rush and defense would be dealing with a major downgrade.

Aldon Smith arrested on suspicion of DUI

Aldon-Smith-NinersSan Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence on Friday morning. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com first reported that Smith was determined to be the driver in a single-vehicle accident that occurred around 7 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured, but Smith was allegedly intoxicated.

“At some point, they did a breath sample and it was over the limit,” San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol told CSNBayArea.com. “He was not injured, and it does not appear as if anybody else was in the vehicle with him. And there were no other involved vehicles or reported injuries.”

This is the second DUI arrest for Smith, who has battled a number of issues off the field since coming into the NFL. He had his charges reduced on a previous DUI in Miami Beach. Smith is also being sued by two men who claim they were shot at a party at his house by gang members he was associated with. The former Missouri star was stabbed at the same party and the San Jose District Attorney’s office is in the process of determining whether or not to prosecute him for possession of illegal assault weapons.

Smith, one of the most prolific pass rushers in the NFL, recently expressed a desire to make better decisions and surround himself with more responsible people.

“I’m really focused more than ever and I’m ready to go,” he told reporters. “Being my age, you just have to be aware of everything around you. I’ve just got to make better decisions and surround myself with good people.”

Smith has racked up a whopping 37 sacks in 34 NFL games since 2011. Given that he has had multiple run-ins with the law, you can expect a suspension to be coming at some point from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Royce White reportedly under investigation for domestic violence

Royce WhitePhiladelphia 76ers forward Royce White is reportedly under investigation for domestic violence for an incident that occurred earlier this summer.

TMZ reported on Wednesday that White’s ex-girlfriend, Maxim model Tania Mehra, filed a police report on Aug. 30 to report an incident that took place at White’s Houston-area home on June 22. Police say someone called 911 that day to report a laceration above Mehra’s right eye. She claimed it was the result of an accidental fall. TMZ shared a photo of the injury:

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However, Mehra changed her story in the police report she allegedly filed on Aug. 30, claiming that she lied before and that White actually hit her.

“The victim said she had lied earlier because the suspect played for the NBA and did not want the incident to damage his career,” police reportedly told TMZ. The victim stated that White had assaulted her after she became angered by his advances toward her friend.”

Mehra also reportedly claimed that White threw a candle holder at her during the altercation but missed and smashed a mirror. A photo of the alleged damage from that can be seen here.

No charges have been filed against White as the investigation is still ongoing. White, a first-round pick out of Iowa State, did not play in the NBA during his rookie season last year as he dealt with mental health issues. He is infamously known for taunting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Twitter last year, which prompted Kevin Durant to poke fun at his fear of flying.

DeAndre Liggins accused of punching girlfriend, dropping Xbox on her head

DeAndre LigginsOklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins is accused of punching his girlfriend, kicking her, and dropping an Xbox on her head as part of an alleged domestic violence incident that led to his arrest on Saturday.

The Oklahoman got a hold of the probable cause affidavit filed on Tuesday, which contains the alleged shocking details. Liggins, who played three seasons at Kentucky and is entering his third NBA season, allegedly committed the assault on girlfriend Jasmine Horton in front of their 2-year-old son.

The affidavit reportedly alleges that Liggins hit Horton in the head with his hand, and then punched her in the head when she went to the ground. The Oklahoma reports:

Horton locked herself in a bedroom before Liggins reportedly kicked in the door, pushed her down, dropped a fan on her, stomped her with his foot and dropped an Xbox on her head …

Horton had injuries on her arm and fingers as well as scratches on her back and bruising on her chest, according to the Oklahoma City police officer who wrote the affidavit.

Liggins was booked on complaints of domestic assault, battery with a dangerous weapon, and domestic abuse in the presence of a minor.

Liggins averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 39 games last season. He was a second-round pick of the Orlando Magic in 2011.

We imagine the Thunder might not want anything to do with such an insignificant player who may have committed the described acts. Don’t be surprised if he is released in the near future.

Colts rookie John Boyett arrested, gave police a stiff arm, threatened to break officer’s jaw, said ‘You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player’

John BoyettIndianapolis Colts rookie John Boyett managed to make the team’s reserve/non-football injury list, but his status with the franchise is probably in doubt after his embarrassing arrest early Monday morning.

Boyett, a sixth-round draft pick out of Oregon, was picked up for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after being denied entrance at an Indianapolis bar for being too drunk, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Boyett was allegedly causing a disturbance outside the bar, so one of the bar’s employees located a police officer and asked for the officer’s assistance. The officer went over to the bar and eventually found Boyett causing a disturbance. He tried arresting the defensive back, but was allegedly met with resistance.

According to the police report, Boyett gave the officer a stiff arm, tried to strike the officer, and then fled on foot. A pursuit began and three other officers were able to apprehend Boyett. They described the Colts rookie as very abusive and having red eyes, slurred speech and the scent of alcohol on his breath.

And here are some more gems: Boyett kept yelling at the officers “You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player!” He also supposedly made fun one of the officer’s nose and hair, and threatened to break another officer’s jaw.

You can read the full police report here, because it is a beauty.

I understand that Boyett was totally trashed, but when are people going to realize that the “do you know who I am?” line or “You can’t arrest me because I play for …” doesn’t work?

Boyett is currently on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the first six games. It’s a sad day when a 23-year-old can’t handle his booze.