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Former Philadelphia Eagles star avoids jail sentence

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Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas has avoided a prison sentence after pleading no contest to a misdemeanour breach of peace charge.

The 42-year-old former NFL player had been charged with strangulation and felony assault, this was due to an alleged incident that occurred with his girlfriend in September.

The event arose in the Hartford hotel in which police had claimed that Douglas had grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and slammed her against the walls of the building. 

Monday's court case at Hartford Superior Court brought about the outcome of a suspended sentence of six months for Douglas.

The defensive end was a first round pick in 1995 by the New York Jets, he went on to spend 10 seasons in the NFL with the Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Douglas managed to win the Rookie of the Year award for the 1995 NFL season before being selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls and two All-Pros.

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