Notts County striker Lee Hughes has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
The League One forward was held after police were called to the team's hotel in Croydon, South London, on Saturday night.
The 35-year-old was taken into custody following the alleged incident involving a woman the night before his team's FA Cup fixture against Sutton United.
He was later released on bail.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 11.10pm on Saturday December 3 to a hotel in Purley Way, Croydon, following an allegation of sexual assault.
"A man, aged 35, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken into custody at a South London police station.
"He was subsequently bailed to a date in late January pending further investigation by officers from Croydon borough."
Notts County confirmed they are aware that an allegation had been made, commenting in a statement: "Notts County can confirm that the club are aware of an alleged incident involving one of our players at the team's hotel on Saturday, December 3.
"As this is a police matter, the club will be making no further comment on this incident."
Hughes, who has played for Notts County since 2009 after leaving Oldham Athletic, had his contract at the club extended in October by another 18 months.