Sheriff: Football star Rooney accused of public intoxication


Football star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month at an airport in the Washington area on charges of public intoxication, officials said on Sunday.

The Loudon County Sheriff's Office in Virginia said Rooney was arrested on Dec. 16 after his arrest by the police at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and then released on his own. The sheriff's office released a picture of his reserve that showed Rooney in what appeared to be a jail orange jumpsuit.

Judicial documents say Rooney was charged with public swearing and intoxication. He paid a $ 25 fine on Friday.

The sheriff's office asked the airport authorities further questions. An airport spokesman said he was investigating what happened.

It was not immediately clear what led to the arrest, but Rooney seemed to be traveling the previous days. He posted a photo on his Instagram account found on December 14 in a plane seat and said he was traveling to a car race in Saudi Arabia.

Before coming to play in the United States this year, 33-year-old Rooney starred for Manchester United in the English Premier League. His 208 career goals make him the second-highest scorer of all time. He was also the all-time leading scorer on England's national team.


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