Brian O'Driscoll reveals he spent a night in jail in New York in 2008
The former Ireland and Leinster captain was taken in for assault.
Brian O'Driscoll has revealed how he spent a night in jail in New York after being charged with assault at an REM gig in Madison Square Garden.
The 35-year-old was on holiday with some friends when his pal Damien O'Donoghue used his elbow to stop an audience member from punching him.
The same audience member claimed he was attacked by O'Driscoll and the police were called, with the legendary centre forced to spend a night behind bars, sleeping on the floor.
The year 2008 was a tough one for O'Driscoll, who went to New York in an attempt to get over the death of his closest friend Barry Twomey.
He described the whole experience as a "nightmare".
"Even after Damo files a sworn affidavit, absolving me of any responsibility and stating that he acted in self-defence, it drags on through the summer," he writes in his autobiography, serialised in today's Sunday Times.
The charges were eventually dropped as Ireland began their 2009 Six Nations campaign.