Former Giant, Buc charged with assaulting estranged wife

December 4th, 2014 by Staff

Petitgout was arrested in 2013 for throwing Jennifer out of a parked car in Manhattan.


(NY Daily News) NEW YORK – Manhattan prosecutors dished out additional charges to former Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout stemming from a June bar fight in which the hulking ex-player allegedly clocked his wife’s new beau.

Petitgout, 37, is now charged with punching his estranged spouse, Jennifer Petitgout, in an incident at a Rockefeller Center-area bar on June 5.

He was previously only charged with hitting John Constantinides — who was seeing the athlete’s wife, according to Luke Petitgout’s lawyer Dennis Ring.

Petitgout faces misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and harassment charges.

Prosecutors recommended four months in jail if he were to plead to the top count, which Petitgout rejected.

Jennifer was at the bar with Constantinides when Luke arrived and an argument ensued, the attorney said.

“She had some kind of relationship with him leading up to that evening and subsequent to that evening,” Ring said of the ties between Jennifer and Constantinides.

Petitgout denies the charges and Ring argued Constantinides made the report in “an attempted money grab.”

“It’s always a suspect complainant who retains a personal injury attorney immediately after the incident and refuses to speak to the DA’s office for over a month,” said Ring.

The new charges, according to court papers, were also reported by Jennifer’s new man.

“Ms. Petitgout has not made these allegations. She has not asked for this charge to be brought. It’s just solely based on the word of this person,” Ring added.

But it’s not Petitgout’s first brush with legal troubles for domestic violence.

He’s currently facing charges in New Jersey for an alleged sexual assault against his estranged spouse at her house in Woodcliff in early November.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound gridiron star was previously busted in Manhattan for allegedly throwing Jennifer out of a parked car in the Meatpacking District during a fight in August 2013.

That case was dismissed when the DA’s office said it could not prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.


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