Bordeaux left-back Benoit Tremoulinas was arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of drink driving, club president Jean-Louis Triaud revealed on Wednesday.
Triaud said the uncapped French player had been arrested "for driving problems caused by the influence of alcohol" and did not attend Wednesday morning's training session.
According to television channel iTele, Tremoulinas was detained by police in Bordeaux, for driving while intoxicated and refusing to comply with police officers.
Contacted by AFP, neither prosecutors nor the police headquarters in Bordeaux were able to confirm the information.
Triaud described the incident as "extremely clumsy" and said that Tremoulinas, 26, would be fined by the club.
A product of Bordeaux's youth academy, Tremoulinas was a member of the side that secured the league and French League Cup double in 2009.