"Numbers Never Lie" presenter was involved in confrontation with his co-host
Former Eagles defensive lineman Hugh Douglas is now a former ESPN talent.
An ESPN spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap on Tuesday that "Douglas no longer works at ESPN as of today."
Douglas was fired from the station following a heated confrontation with his "Numbers Never Lie" co-host Michael Smith at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention on August 3.
According to Deadspin, Douglas was very drunk at a post-convention party and made a move toward the club's stage. Smith tried to stop him, and then Douglas flew into a rage, called Smith an "Uncle Tom" and threatened to beat him up.
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Tuesday, Douglas tweeted that he was "very disappointed to be leaving ESPN":
I am very disappointed to be leaving ESPN and will have more to say about this situation and my future at the appropriate time
— Hugh Douglas (@Bighugh53) August 13, 2013
He hadn't tweeted since August 2 before that. Among his last tweets was one about Smith:
— Hugh Douglas (@Bighugh53) August 2, 2013
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