NEW YORK – A former NFL player has been arrested on a charge he hit his wife and shoved her from a moving car in New York City.
Former New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Luke Petitgout (PEHT'-ah-goo) reported to a Manhattan police precinct Tuesday in connection with the Friday incident.
Police say he struck his wife with her pocketbook and then tossed her from the car.
His wife took a taxi to a police station and filed a report. He was arrested on an assault charge.
Petitgout is in police custody awaiting arraignment and can't be reached for comment. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
Petitgout played college football for Notre Dame. He spent eight seasons with the Giants and one season with the Buccaneers, who released him in 2008.