Wednesday, September 23, 2020
No menu items!

English football star Wayne Rooney arrested in U.S. for public intoxication

Rooney, who has played for U.S. soccer team DC United since last year, was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on Dec. 16, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, the local sheriff’s office said.

Rooney, 33, was released later the same day on a personal recognizance bond, said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

It was not immediately why authorities had delayed details of Rooney’s arrest for more than two weeks. Rooney’s agent could not be reached immediately for comment. DC United did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rooney, England’s former captain, and all-time top scorer joined the Major League Soccer club in mid-2018 in a deal that was reportedly worth more than $12 million and made him the highest paid player in DC United’s history.

Liverpool-born Rooney was the latest addition to an elite list of former England captains to hop across the Atlantic, following David Beckham and Steven Gerrard.

Rooney burst into the consciousness of English soccer when he made his Premier League debut for Everton at age 16.

He joined Manchester United for $35 million in 2004 and stayed there for 13 seasons – winning five English titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup, three League Cups and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer with 253 goals.

Latest News

Pence’s plane forced to return to New Hampshire airport after bird strike

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's plane was forced to return to a Manchester, New Hampshire, airport on...

Undocumented canvassers say Trump administration has underestimated their power

Maria Jose Rodriguez's immigration status means she can't vote in November's election, but that hasn't stopped her from mobilizing and advocating in...

Beta weakens to tropical depression as it crawls through Texas

Beta weakened to a tropical depression on Tuesday (September 22) as it crawled inland along the Texas coast south of Houston, unleashing...

COVID-19 Testing Sites CLOSED Tuesday

HOUSTON, TX - Due to a weather advisory surrounding Tropical Storm Beta, most Houston Health Department-affiliated COVID-19 testing sites will be closed...

Chicago’s ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ arrested after riding horse on busy highway

A local Chicago activist known as the 'Dreadhead Cowboy' was arrested on Monday (September 21) afternoon and is facing multiple charges after...

More Articles Like This