Report: Flyers captain Claude Giroux arrested in Ottawa

Claude Giroux reportedly spent the night in an Ottawa jail. (USATSI)
Claude Giroux reportedly spent the night in an Ottawa jail. (USATSI)

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Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux spent the night in an Ottawa jail according to a report from the Ottawa Sun. The alleged incident that reportedly landed the Flyers forward in handcuffs involved a police officer.

More from the 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.

The incident occurred at a bar in the Byward Market the source said.

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 without any criminal charges.

So that obviously doesn’t sound good. Giroux is a native of Hearst, Ont., but lives in Ottawa in the offseason according to the Sun.

Shaheed Ratanshi apparently witnessed the incident and tweeted this at 9:19 p.m. ET Tuesday:

As is always the case, with so few details currently, it’s hard to jump to any conclusions, but this doesn’t look good for Giroux, who was a Hart Trophy finalist this year.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall offered a brief statement on behalf of the team:

More to come as details become available.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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