DC United Release Official Statement After Wayne Rooney Was Arrested For Public Intoxication

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DC United striker Wayne Rooney was arrested in the US accused of public intoxication.

The former England captain was taken into custody on December 16 in Virginia

It is believed that Wayne Rooney was detained at Washington’s Dulles airport, which is near the club’s stadium.

The MLS club said in a statement: “We are aware of news reports indicating that Wayne Rooney was arrested in December.

“We understand the media’s interest in this matter but believe this is a private matter for Wayne that D.C. United will handle internally. We have no further comment.”

Rooney was fined €25 and ordered to pay €91 in costs.

A spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said: “He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on December 16 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.

“He was later released on a personal recognisance bond.”

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