Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux allegedly got into some trouble in Ottawa last night. Some very unexpected trouble.
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.
Yikes. That is not a particular menacing route to jail. The situation would make for awkward small talk with one’s cellmates.
What are you in for?
– Repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. (Long pause) You?
Giroux’s teammates now have several months to work on their zingers. He should probably be prepared to hear about this incident every day for the rest of his life.
[H/T: Ottawa Sun]
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