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Report: Crosby arrested in Ottawa (even though he's in Colorado)

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Reports out of Ottawa last night said Sidney Crosby was arrested in a Porsche. Crosby has been confirmed as training in Colorado.

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A report out of Ottawa said Sidney Crosby was arrested last night.

Wait, what?

Puck Daddy has the deets of this erroneous report:

At around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, QMI News Agency dropped a neutron bomb on the sports world: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins captain and squeaky clean (off the ice, at least) face of the NHL, was arrested.

The report, cached here from the Ottawa Sun, read:

Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby was arrested by Ottawa Police late Tuesday while driving a rented Porsche, sources have told QMI Agency.

Reasons of his arrest were unknown, but appear to be driving related.

Sources say Crosby was taken to the Ottawa police headquarters on Elgin street for fingerprinting and a mugshot. It is unknown at this time why the NHL star was in Ottawa.

Ottawa Police have been unable to be reached for comment.

That last point was, perhaps, the most salient one. Because when contacted by actual media, Ottawa police said none of this ever happened:

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."

Crosby's agent and Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has confirmed Crosby is actually in Colorado, training for the upcoming season.

So it looks like Claude Giroux is still the only NHL'er to get caught up in criminal action in Ottawa this summer for pinching a male cop's butt multiple times (never forget).