Scunthorpe winger Ryan Colclough has left the club by mutual consent just over a month before he is due in court for assaulting an emergency worker.
The 25-year-old from Doncaster, who joined the Iron from Wigan in August 2018, will appear before Doncaster Magistrates Court on November 24 charged with assaulting a police officer.
South Yorkshire Police said on September 28 that Colclough was charged with the assault, as well as for criminal damage, after an incident at a Taco Bell drive-through on Wednesday, June 24.
Officers attended the drive-through at the Herten Triangle retail park at 10.50pm that night following reports of a man acting drunk and disorderly in a public place.
During an arrest attempt, an officer was assaulted and sustained injuries to his face and damage to his glasses.
A statement from the football club read: “Scunthorpe United can confirm Ryan Colclough has left the club by mutual consent. The club will not make any further comment.”