Former New York Giants player Luke Petitgout was arrested in Miami at Italian restaurant Carbone early Sunday.
According to Page Six, Petitgout was arrested after a fistfight with waitstaff which ultimately led to his friend James Philip Bruner pulling a gun on the restaurant staff.
Miami Beach police stated in their arrest affidavit of the incident that according to “witnesses and victims,” Petitgout and his pal “were causing a disturbance with the restaurant’s staff, preventing them from commencing their closing procedures. An argument ensued with both defendants and the restaurant staff, which consequently became physical.”
The arrest affidavit also states that three victims claimed to the police that Petitgout “struck” them “with a closed fist” during the fight, while another stated that he “purposefully pushed him in the midst of the altercation.” Another staffer at the restaurant claimed that after he was hit “with a closed fist” by Petitgout during the fight, Bruner “produced a firearm and pointed it directly at him.”
Petitgout and Bruner were arrested at the scene and taken to the station, where they were processed and sent to Turner Giulford Knight Correctional Center.
This is not the first time Petitgout has been in legal trouble. In fact, he has a long history of trouble with the law. The outlet reported he served time in prison in 2015 after allegedly slapping his estranged wife and punching her companion while the couple was on a date at a Midtown lounge. He was ultimately convicted of harassment and acquitted of attempted assault after a trial in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Then a year later in 2016, he was given one year of probation and anger management for assaulting his ex-wife in another incident that involved him allegedly choking and sexually assaulting her.
In 2016 he was also pulled over by cops in New Jersey. According to Page Six, he was allegedly intoxicated and in possession of drugs such as cocaine, amphetamines, steroids, and marijuana. He was sentenced to three years of probation for that run-in with the law.
Carbone, the Miami restaurant where this latest incident occurred, declined to comment on the matter.