Former New York Giant Luke Petitgout released on bail after being charged with sex assault


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HACKENSACK, New Jersey — A former New York Giants player facing a sex assault charge in New Jersey has been released on bail.

Luke Petitgout's (PEHT'-ih-gooz) attorney says the former offensive lineman was released from the Bergen County Jail on Thursday.

Petitgout was charged Tuesday with assault and sexual assault after an incident early that morning at his home in Woodcliff Lake.

Local police say the assault was committed on a person Petitgout knows, but they haven't provided additional details.

Petitgout's attorney says his client denies the charges and is anxious to see his daughters. He says Petitgout has a court appearance tentatively scheduled for Nov. 19.

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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