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Wayne Rooney Arrested On Public Intoxication And Swearing Charges

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

Former England striker Wayne Rooney was arrested for being intoxicated and abusive at a US airport on December 16. He has been fined $25 following his arrest at the Dulles International Airport in the state of Virginia suburbs of Washington.

Reports said Rooney was charged with misdemeanor public intoxication and swearing in Loudon County while returning from a promotional trip to Saudi Arabia. During his journey, he took an amount of prescribed sleeping pills mixed with some alcohol consumption, said his spokesperson.

On his arrival, Rooney was disorientated and was taken to the custody by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority. He received a statutory automatic fine after he was adjudged to have committed a class four misdemeanor. 

Rooney, the all-time leading scorer for England's national team, was released shortly afterwards. 

Meanwhile, lucrative sponsors reportedly warned their 33-year-old former Manchester United player to end their deal after his numerous scandals in the last few years.

In 2011, cold drink giant Coca-Cola dropped its £600,000-a-year deal with him after he was linked to escorts Helen Wood and Jenny Thompson.

Rooney, who is currently playing with Major League Soccer’s DC United, is also serving a two-year UK drink driving ban stemming from a September 2017 arrest in England. 

DC United said they were aware of his arrest but declared that the issue is a “private matter” for Rooney the club will handle it internally.