Ex-Giants player Luke Petitgout, 45, has been arrested in Miami Beach for ‘starting a brawl at a restaurant and beating three staffers with a closed fist before his friend pulled a gun on a worker’
- Retired Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout was reportedly arrested early Sunday at a Miami Beach restaurant after an alleged fistfight with staff.
- According to a Miami Beach police report, “witnesses and victims” said Petitgout and his friend James Philip Bruner got into a fistfight with restaurant staff
- Petitgout, 45, reportedly punched three victims ‘with a closed fist’ and another says the 6-foot NFL retiree ‘deliberately pushed him into the middle of the altercation’
- An employee claims Bruner “produced a firearm and aimed it directly at him.”
- A witness recorded the incident on a cell phone camera, according to police
- Petitgout has a history of legal troubles, including drug and harassment charges
- In 2015, Petitgout imprisoned his ex-wife and a man when they were on a date
- He allegedly strangled his ex-wife and sexually assaulted her in 2016, but was then only given a year’s probation. Petitgout would also have attacked her in 2013
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout was reportedly arrested early Sunday at a Miami Beach restaurant after an alleged fistfight with staff that prompted his friend to draw a gun and point it at one of the workers.
According to a Miami Beach police report submitted to the New York PostWitnesses and victims said Petitgout and his friend James Philip Bruner became belligerent with the staff at the high-end eatery, Carbone, as they tried to close for the night.
‘[Petitgout and Bruner] caused disturbances with the restaurant staff, which prevented them from starting their closing procedures,” the police statement said on page 6. “An altercation arose with both defendants and restaurant staff, which subsequently became physical.”
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Luke Petitgout was reportedly arrested early Sunday at a Miami Beach restaurant after an alleged fistfight with staff that prompted his friend to draw a gun and point it at one of the workers. Left, Petitgout is pictured with the Giants in 2003. Right, Petitgout is seen after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-wife in 2016
The reported melee took place early Sunday in Carbone (pictured) on South Beach
Petitgout, 45, reportedly punched three victims “with a closed fist” and another says the 6-foot NFL retiree “purposely pushed him amid the altercation.”
An employee claims Bruner “produced a firearm and aimed it directly at him.”
Police say at least one witness recorded the melee on their cell phone.
Petitgout and Bruner were arrested, treated and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, which serves as a prison in Miami-Dade County.
Neither Petitgout nor Bruner are currently in prison, according to an archive investigation. The Miami Beach Police Department did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
Luke Petitgout #77 of the New York Giants goes to ground after an injury against the Chicago Bears at Giants Stadium on November 12, 2006 in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Petitgout, a Delaware Notre Dame product that played for the Giants from 1999 to 2006, has a history of legal troubles.
In 2013, he was arrested for a confrontation with his ex-wife on their birthday, allegedly hitting her with her wallet and throwing her out of a car, though the charges were eventually dropped.
In 2015, he allegedly imprisoned his ex-wife and her companion while they were on a date, and ended up serving 30 days in jail for harassment. He was acquitted of a charge of assault.
In 2016, Petitgout was arrested in New Jersey for using a combination of cocaine, steroids, amphetamines and a designer psychedelic drug, ethylone. He was given a three-year probation period.
That same year, he was given a year’s probation and was ordered to use anger management for a separate incident, in which he allegedly sexually assaulted and suffocated his ex-wife.
Petitgout has been out of the NFL since 2007 after a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.