If you woke up early Wednesday morning, you may have been greeted by reports that Sidney Crosby had been arrested in Ottawa for a “driving related offense,” which – as it turns out – is completely false.
The story was first reported by the Ottawa Sun, who had this gigantic banner up on their website this morning:
Here’s a screenshot of the Sun’s article, which has been taken down from their website but is still available on mobile, for some reason:
— NHL EXPERT PICKS (@NHLexpertpicks) September 3, 2014
Statements from the Ottawa police department couldn’t have been more clear that the Penguins captain was not arrested, detained or anything of the sort on Wednesday morning.
A sargeant called the story “a total, out-and-out blatant lie” while the chief of police said “We have had no dealings with Mr. Crosby.”
Maybe this is why:
Penguins confirm, Crosby is in Vail, Colorado training this week.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) September 3, 2014
Good stuff, Ottawa Sun!