Wayne Rooney arrested for drug abuse.

The former England captain, who received a two-year ban for drink-driving in September 2017, was arrested at Washington’s Dulles International Airport on December 16 after returning from a trip to Saudi Arabia

Court documents show that 33-year-old Rooney paid a $25 fine plus $91 in costs on January 4. 



Wayne Rooney was arrested by the American authorities for public intoxication and swearing 

To add to his embarrassment a police mug-shot of Rooney was also released. Rooney’s spokesman issued a statement on Sunday night saying the arrest came when he was left ‘disorientated’ by prescribed sleeping tablets he took on a flight while drinking.

The spokesman said: ‘Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival. He was approached by police who arrested him on a minor misdemeanour charge.’

His current club, MLS side DC United, said they would deal with the matter internally, but it seems unlikely his position at the club is in jeopardy.

Rooney posted a photo of himself at an event in Saudi Arabia in the days prior to the arrest. 

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