PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — Flyers captain Claude Giroux was arrested earlier this week for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of an Ottawa police officer. On Thursday, Giroux and General Manager Ron Hextall released statements via the team website on the incident.

Read their statements below:

Claude Giroux:

“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.

Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted.  I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer.  I will be making no further public comment on this matter.

I will not be distracted from my ongoing preparation for the upcoming season.  I remain 100% committed and focused on working with my team to return the Stanley Cup to Philadelphia.”

Ron Hextall:

“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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