Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of rape, sources said.
The 21-year-old Premier League footballer was held by
London-born Ranger, who lives in Forest Hall, North Tyneside, was still being questioned today.
A police spokeswoman said: "On
"A 21-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape."
Ranger angered fans by criticising them for booing after Newcastle lost to Reading at the weekend.
He went on to enrage them by apparently spelling his name out in £20 notes and posting a photo online.
A Newcastle United spokeswoman declined to comment.
Everton midfielder Leon Osman insists the security of his contract extension does not mean he can ease off with the impending arrival of a new manager.