Wayne Rooney arrested in U.S. for public intoxication

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Published on January 7, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

Wayne Rooney arrested in U.S. for public intoxication

English football star and current DC United player Wayne Rooney was arrested for public intoxication just outside of Washington, D.C.

Grace Lee reports.

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Wayne Rooney arrested in U.S. for public intoxication

Wayne Rooney was recently arrested for public intoxication, according to U.S. police.

It happened December 16th.

The English football star was taken into custody at Dulles Airport, outside Washington D.C.

Airport officials say he triggered a door alarm but did not breach airport security.

Rooney was then booked into a local adult detention center and received a $25 fine, according to court documents.

He was released later the same day.

It's not immediately clear why authorities delayed releasing details of the arrest for more than two weeks.

Rooney's agent couldn't be reached for comment.

Rooney, England's former captain and all-time top scorer, now plays for America's DC United.

He joined in a 2018 deal reportedly worth more than $12 million, making him the highest-paid player in DC United's history.

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