It was revealed earlier today that former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was arrested back in December 2018 for being drunk in public.
The DC United player had to pay a $25 fine as well as $91 in costs according to Virginia court records and a spokesman for Loudoun County Sheriff's Office confirmed the forward's arrest, revealing that Rooney was later released on a personal recognised bond:
He was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on 16 December 2018, on a charge of public intoxication stemming from an arrest by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police (MWAA).
He was later released on a personal recognisance bond.
A spokesperson for Rooney has since come out and given a reason for the 33-year-old's behaviour, citing the forward's consumption of sleeping pills and alcohol on a flight from Saudi Arabia as a contributing factor:
Wayne Rooney was arrested and detained at Dulles airport following a long flight from Saudi Arabia after a one-day promotional business trip.
During the flight 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.
He received a statutory automatic fine and was released shortly afterwards at the airport. The matter is now at an end.
Wayne would like to put on record his appreciation for the manner he was treated by all involved.
No further comment will be made.