Wayne Rooney was arrested in December for public intoxication, swearing

January 6, 2019

D.C. United star forward Wayne Rooney was arrested on Dec. 16 on misdemeanor charges of public swearing and intoxication, according to a Loudoun County criminal case report.

ABC7 Washington sports reporter Erin Hawksworth first reported the story. Rooney was arrested by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, The Athletic reported, meaning he was likely at Dulles International Airport.

#BreakingNews: DC Uniteds Wayne Rooney was arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges, sources tell @abc7news #MLS #DCUnited pic.twitter.com/W4KWnnDkcT Erin Hawksworth (@ABC7Erin) January 6, 2019

The court filing says Rooney paid a fine and his hearing was waived.

Rooney came stateside for the first time in his career last year, joining United on a three-and-a-half year contract. United’s fortunes changed as soon as he suited up, going from the worst in the league to a playoff berth.

The club has not yet issued a comment on the arrest.

Rooney was also arrested for driving under the influence in England in 2017.

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