OTTAWA – Ottawa police are denying a published report that they arrested NHL superstar Sidney Crosby.
QMI Agency quoted sources as saying the Pittsburgh Penguins captain was arrested late Tuesday while driving a rented Porsche.
The report said the reason for the arrest was unknown but that it appeared to be “driving related.”
The Ottawa police duty desk told The Canadian Press: “It never happened.”
Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau also tweeted that the police “have had no dealings with Mr. Crosby.”
The Penguins said Crosby was “not in Canada” on Tuesday.
“The Pittsburgh Penguins have spoken to Sidney Crosby,” the team said in a statement Wednesday morning. “He is not in Canada, and was not in Canada yesterday. He is continuing his training in preparation for training camp.”