Jermaine Pennant, who plays for Premier League side Stoke City, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a Manchester nightclub and on driving charges.
Police confirmed a 29-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, April 29 after an incident at the club in Barton Arcade, in Deansgate, Manchester city centre.
Pennant, from Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, was bailed pending further inquiries but was also charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
The former Liverpool player was involved in a crash in Cross Street, Sale, two hours after the alleged attack and will appear before Trafford Magistrates Court on Wednesday, May 9 to face the driving charges.
It is thought that Pennant was driving a white BMW, which was involved in a collision with a silver Audi, whose driver was taken to hospital and treated for a minor back injury.
A Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman said: "At approximately 3.30am on Sunday April 29 a woman was assaulted at a nightclub on Barton Arcade, Manchester city centre.
"A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 47 assault."