Claude Giroux was arrested in Ottawa Tuesday night after "an incident involving a police officer," the Ottawa Sun reports.
Details are vague at this point, but a source claims Giroux was arrested for “repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer.” Alcohol is believed to have been involved.
The Philadelphia Flyers star forward has since been released from jail.
A witness and sources say the incident occurred at The Great Canadian Cabin in the Byward Market club district.
Reaction to the incident has been positive and hilarious, with Giroux being the butt of many jokes.
Hextall: "We won't comment on Giroux until we have a firm grip of things."— FGSB (@FlyGoalScoredBy) July 2, 2014
My reaction to Claude Giroux getting arrested for grabbing ass: pic.twitter.com/XmWRhunqlz— Wheeling Problems (@wheelingprobs) July 2, 2014
Maybe Claude Giroux really is the best player in the world, but he just likes being behind Sidney Crosby. Within reach, of course— Bob Errey (@ExcitedBobErrey) July 2, 2014
I would make a Giroux joke butt fuck it— Abe (@DevilsAbe) July 2, 2014
It's a shame #Giroux is the butt of all these jokes...— Joe (@corrado_19) July 2, 2014
On the long list of things I could see a drunk Giroux doing ... repeatedly grabbing a cop's butt ... well, that ranks very near the bottom.— Sarah Baicker (@sbaickerCSN) July 2, 2014
We'll, at least Giroux didn't injure his wrist while grabbing the male cop's butt.— Katia (@kndoeden) July 2, 2014
Nailed it, Wikipedia pic.twitter.com/uw3inKA4Iy— Butt Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) July 2, 2014
claude giroux is the captain of the feel-adelphia flyers— josh (@Whoabot) July 2, 2014
Oh god the Flyers are gonna miss the playoffs and people are gonna blame it on the butt thing aren’t they.— Kurt (@Kurt_BSH) July 2, 2014
Hey, Patrick Kane assaulted a cab driver while drunk, be thankful Giroux didn't assault the cop.— Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) July 2, 2014
Oh, G... pic.twitter.com/IJW2AKsnCJ— Jeff (@Wing2J) July 2, 2014
There needs to be a Giroux butt grabbing booth at next year's Flyers Wives carnival.— Flyers Faithful (@flyers_faithful) July 2, 2014
Hoping that once the video is released, Giroux is screaming "clutchtime" repeatedly whilst grabbing the booty.— Al K. (@AL_K_BSH) July 2, 2014
People have been saying for years that Claude Giroux has soft hands. I guess one guy didn’t believe him.— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) July 2, 2014
If I dont see Pens fans dressed as policemen w/ fake bare asses worn around their waists at the nxt PHL-PIT game, Ill be sorely dissapointed— Mikey D, O&BP (@MikeyD_OandBP) July 2, 2014
I'm sorry, but the cop overreacted. Ever heard of turning the other cheek?— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) July 2, 2014
Claude Giroux continues hockey's proud tradition of regretting the decision to chase after bums on July 1.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) July 2, 2014
Based on his last two offseasons, maybe the real lesson here is that Claude Giroux should keep his hands away from terrible clubs.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) July 2, 2014
Giroux is a good captain, taking the attention away from the Flyers management for having a quiet UFA day. True leader. Good hands obviously— Jimmy Hespeler (@JimmyHespeler) July 2, 2014
really hoping Giroux comes out and claims that the cop embellished— Rich Miller (@pensbender) July 2, 2014