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Wayne Rooney arrested for being drunk and swearing in public in US

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Wayne Rooney was arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges in the US before Christmas.

The former Manchester United player, who now plays for US team DC United, was charged on 16 December.

According to Virginia court records, Rooney was fined £25 and had to pay £91 costs.

He was released without bail.

In 2018, the former England captain began a three-and-a-half year contract with MLS team DC United.

Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court
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Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court

Rooney is being paid something in the region of £46m for his multi-year deal, making him one of the highest-paid players in the league’s history.

In September 2017, the footballer was arrested by Cheshire police after being caught driving over the drink-drive limit.

Speaking to Sky News last August, he said he was relieved that he was not a recognisable face.

He said: “I’ve had it in England since I was 16 and I’m sure if you speak to anyone I’m close with, family and friends, it’s not something I particularly like. Here it’s a bit more relaxed.

“It’s good to spend time with the kids, not stopping all the time, having to do pictures and autographs all the time… and just give them the attention they need.”

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