Flyers captain Claude Giroux apologizes after Canada Day incident

He was involved in an altercation with a police officer

The Philadelphia Flyers have released a statement along with captain Claude Giroux after Giroux was arrested Canada Day in Ottawa during an altercation with a male police officer.

Giroux "mocked" the officer and grabbed his buttocks several times, according to witnesses.

He also swore at the officer.

Giroux was arrested, but he was not charged.

Among other things, Giroux says in statement "I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor."

Flyers GM Ron Hextall says "we've been in contact with Claude and the Ottawa Police Service and have been informed that no charges will be filed. Moving forward, we will deal with this incident internally and we will no longer publicly discuss this matter."


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  1. ric posted on 07/03/2014 10:04 PM
    And if the officer retaliated, everyone would be yelling "police brutality." Since no charges were laid, this overpaid clown should AT LEAST give a $5000.00 donation to the officer's favorite charity.
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