Ashley Cole was arrested over an alleged confrontation with police in the early hours of this morning.
The Chelsea footballer reportedly swore at officers as he left Collection nightclub at 2am.
After three hours in custody, Ashley, 27, was apparently fined £80 and sent home.
‘A man was arrested in Brompton Road, South Kensington, on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly,’ says a Scotland Yard spokesman.
‘He was taken to a central London police station where he was later issued with a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly and released at 5.37am.’
Ashley’s wife Cheryl Cole, 25, is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with nine other celebrities in aid of the BBC’s Comic Relief.