An ex-girlfriend says in a Connecticut lawsuit that former Eagles defensive end Hugh Douglas assaulted her multiple times, including an encounter at a Hartford hotel last year that resulted in his arrest but no jail time.
Hope Davila, 33, of Hartford, and her attorney, Gloria Allred, filed the federal lawsuit Monday. Davila believes she didn't get justice with the criminal case and wants damages for alleged physical and emotional harm.
Douglas' lawyer declined to comment Tuesday, saying Douglas hadn't been served with the lawsuit.
Douglas, of Bryn Mawr, played for the New York Jets, Eagles, and Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 to 2004. In February, he was sentenced in Hartford to two years in a probation-like program, after pleading no contest to breach of peace in the hotel incident.
AUTO RACING High school senior Sage Karam will race in his first Indianapolis 500 next month in a car fielded jointly by Chip Ganassi Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing.
Karam is the reigning Indy Lights champion, but the 19-year-old was unable to parlay that into a full-time IndyCar ride. Instead, he has hooked on with Ganassi in a driver-development role. He'll drive the No. 22 Chevrolet in his Indy 500 debut under a deal announced Tuesday.
"It is honestly a dream come true for me and my racing career," said Karam, who is from Nazareth, Pa., the hometown of the Andretti family.
COLLEGES Temple sophomore Brandon Matthews carded a 1-under-par 70 on the final day of the American Athletic Conference men's golf championship in Innisbrook, Fla., to finish the three-day event tied for fourth at 1-under 213. SMU, led by medalist Bryson Dechambeau (206) won the team competition with an 858 total. Temple (913) was ninth, and Rutgers (932) finished 10th.
SOCCER Barcelona defender Dani Alves is grateful for the support he has received since a spectator threw a banana at him during a match. However, he called Spain "backward" in its fight against racism.
Alves, a Brazilian who is black, was ready to take a corner during a Spanish league match Sunday when the Villareal fan threw a banana at him. Alves picked it up, peeled it, and ate some of it before throwing the rest aside.
Soccer players, celebrities, and politicians flooded social media sites with pictures of themselves eating bananas in support of Alves.
RUNNING Three-time Chicago Marathon champion Lilya Shobukhova was banned for two years for blood doping and faces demands to repay millions of dollars in winnings.
- Associated Press