English soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested in December at a Virginia airport for public swearing and intoxication, officers revealed Sunday.
Rooney, who performed for the D.C. United, was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police and booked on the ‘Class 4’ misdemeanor cost on Dec. 16. He was launched on his personal recognizance and paid a $25 on Friday, WJLA reported. The 33-year-old’s arrest at Dulles Airport exterior the nation’s capital was not reported till Sunday.
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Rooney, who is among the largest soccer gamers in the UK and former England and Manchester United captain, joined D.C. United in June after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract. Two days earlier than the arrest, Rooney posted on his social media pages that he was touring to Saudi Arabia to attend the Advert Diriyah E-Prix, a System E race that takes place in a city simply exterior of Riyadh.
D.C. United mentioned in an announcement to WJLA that Rooney’s arrest is being dealt with internally.
“We’re conscious of stories experiences indicating that Wayne Rooney was arrested in December. We perceive the media’s curiosity on this matter however consider it is a non-public matter for Wayne that D.C. United will deal with internally. Now we have no additional remark,” the staff mentioned in an announcement.
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Rooney has not publicly commented on the arrest.
This is not Rooney’s first run-in with the regulation. He was arrested in Cheshire in northwest England after he was caught drunk driving in September 2017. He was reportedly almost 3 times over the authorized restrict when police pulled him over, Sky Information reported.
The soccer participant was banned from driving for 2 years and required to do 100 hours of neighborhood service.