Retired New York Giants Luke Petitgout was sacked again by police, this time for punching a Queens man who was chatting up the athlete’s wife, then slapping her across the face in a jealous rage, sources told the N.Y. Post.
The former offensive lineman was charged with misdemeanor assault for the alleged incident at a Midtown Manhattan nightclub and was awaiting arraignment Friday afternoon, reported the New York Daily News.
The beefy Petitgout — he’s 6- feet-6 inches tall and weighs 310 pounds — got into an argument with the 43-year-old man at Lounge 48 in Rockefeller Center early Friday, just past midnight.
Jennifer Petitgout was at the trendy club at Sixth Avenue and 48th Street with two girlfriends for a business meeting about an athletic-clothing line, said a source close to her.
Once the enraged Luke Petitgout, who was in the city for an unrelated appointment, spotted her in the lounge, he charged their table and slugged John Constantinides in the right eye, then smacked Jennifer in the face, sources said.
“He slapped Jennifer open-handed, then continued fighting with the guys. He told them he wanted to take it outside,” the source said.
Petitgout, who last played for the Giants in 2006, was about to turn his attention to a second man when as many as six bouncers jumped in to restrain him while the owners called cops.
“Jen, you’re coming with me!” he growled as he was hauled off in cuffs, according to sources.
Petitgout played college football at Notre Dame, then played for the Giants from 1997 through the 2006 season.
Last August, he was busted, also for misdemeanor assault, after allegedly smacking his wife and throwing her out of their car in the trendy Meatpacking District of Manhattan.
She refused to cooperate with the investigation and the charges were later dropped.