Newcastle striker Nile Ranger has been bailed following his arrest on suspicion of rape.
Northumbria Police questioned the 21-year-old after an allegation was made by a woman on Thursday.
A police spokeswoman said: "On Thursday January 24 a woman reported to police that she had been raped overnight at a hotel in Jesmond.
"A 21-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Forest Hall on suspicion of rape."
Newcastle have made no official comment.