HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) A former New York Giants player who assaulted his estranged wife at their New Jersey home has been sentenced to one year of probation.

Luke Petitgout (PEHT'-ih-goo) originally was charged with sexual assault but pleaded guilty Thursday to simple assault. Investigators alleged in November 2014 he pinned down his estranged wife at their Woodcliff Lake home, sexually assaulted her and choked her with her bra.

The Record newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2ajvkDc ) a judge told Petitgout there was no excuse for the 6-foot-6, 310-pound former offensive lineman attacking his wife. The judge also sentenced him to anger management.

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Petitgout also was sentenced to three years of probation on separate drug charges.

Petitgout played college football at Notre Dame and spent eight seasons with the Giants and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com