Ranger has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Former Newcastle forward Nile Ranger has been arrested after an alleged assault in Newcastle city centre, reports the Guardian.
Police received reports of a fight between a couple in a car park on Wednesday night.
Ranger left the Magpies at the start of March after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.
The Newcastle trainee had a troubled time at the St James’ Park and never established himself in the first team set-up. The striker started just 12 times in his four-and-a-half years at the club and spent time on spell at Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley.
Ranger has had a torrid time with the law after being arrested in January and now has the unfortunate statistic of having been arrested more times than he has scored career goals.
It seemed the 21-year-old’s time on Tyneside may be coming to an end when he started a Twitter war with the Newcastle fans. After accusing the fans of booing him, Ranger then stated than no one was forcing them to buy season tickets.
The reaction from the Toon Army was fierce and he rarely featured for the Magpies after that.