Ex-Giants Lineman Allegedly Assaults Wife With Her Own PocketbookS

Luke Petitgout, a 1999 first-round draft pick who spent all but one of his nine NFL seasons with the Giants, turned himself in to New York City police today after his wife accused him of smacking her with her pocketbook and shoving her out of a car.

The New York Post, citing law enforcement sources, says Petitgout and his wife Jennifer were out celebrating their wedding anniversary when he accused her of cheating. Here's more:

The retired Big Blue offensive tackle smacked his wife with her pocketbook and then tossed her out of their car on Little West 12th Street at around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, sources added.

She went to the 1st Precinct station house to report her hubby, before being taken to New York Downtown Hospital for minor injuries, sources said.

The Post's report did not say whether Petitgout has been charged by police. Petitgout last played in the NFL in 2007, spending his final season with the Bucs. Pro Football Reference lists him at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds.

[New York Post]

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