The Scottish Football Association says Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings has been arrested in relation to ''betting irregularities'' in the Scottish Premier League.

Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan says the football body ''has received notification from the Gambling Commission that (Jennings) was arrested at his home today by Merseyside Police'' in Liverpool, England.

Regan says the arrest is in connection with a league match between Motherwell and Hearts on Dec. 14, 2010. But he says ''the evidence gathered throughout this thorough period of investigation has involved only one Scottish match.''

Regan says Motherwell is aware of the arrest and will comment later.

Jennings is English.