Flyers star Claude Giroux spent last night in an Ottawa police cell after an incident involving a police officer, sources told the Ottowa Sun.
Although few details were immediately available, a source said Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.
A witness and sources say the incident occurred outside the Great Canadian Cabin in the Byward Market club district.
Ottawa Police have refused any comment on the incident. Police said they cannot comment unless charges are laid, but several sources did confirm to the Sun Giroux spent the night in jail.
Sources say he is expected to be released today without any criminal charges.
The 26-year-old Giroux was reportedly seen inside a police cruiser in Ottawa sometime around 9 p.m. on July 1. A Twitter post by shaheed09 reads “Claude Giroux in the back of a cop car downtown ottawa”. it was posted to Twitter Tuesday at 9:19 p.m.