Rumors of the arrest of a prominent San Diego Chargers player are false San Diego police told NBC 7 San Diego.
Several local media outlets reported on the arrest of running back Ryan Mathews based on one witness account.
Officer Ed Zwibel with San Diego police told NBC 7 San Diego Mathews was not arrested or detained and is not a suspect in any current criminal case.
San Diego Chargers spokesperson Scott Yoffe initially refuted the report to NBC 7 San Diego hours after it first appeared on the Examiner website. The article quoted a DJ who said he saw the arrest outside the Sidebar nightclub Sunday night.
The story reported by outlets including Sports Illustrated created a buzz on sports radio and social media early Monday morning.