Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Arrested for Public Intoxication at DC Airport - NECN

Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Arrested for Public Intoxication at DC Airport

The 33-year-old DC United star was arrested Dec. 16, court documents say

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    Soccer Star Wayne Rooney Arrested for Public Intoxication at DC Airport
    Loudoun Co. Police
    D.C. United player and soccer superstar Wayne Rooney was charged last month in Virginia with public intoxication and swearing. Rooney was arrested by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority officers on Dec. 16, Loudoun County police say. He was booked by police in Loudoun County.

    D.C. United player and soccer superstar Wayne Rooney was arrested last month at Dulles International Airport on charges of public intoxication and swearing.

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says airport police at Dulles International Airport arrested Rooney Dec. 16 at an international arrivals gate. 

    The statement says he was intoxicated and had triggered a door alarm.

    Deputies took him to jail in Loudoun County and then released him on his own recognizance, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

    Court documents say Rooney, 33, was charged with public swearing and intoxication. He paid a $25 fine on Friday.

    Rooney was charged a $25 fine and ordered to pay a total of $91 to the courts, documents show.

    "We are aware of news reports indicating that Wayne Rooney was arrested in December," D.C. United said in a statement. "We understand the media's interest in this matter but believe this is a private matter for Wayne that D.C. United will handle internally. We have no further comment on the situation."

    Rooney played for Manchester United in England for more than a decade, where he was lauded for being the club's all-time top scorer.

    He then signed a three-and-a-half year contract worth about $13 million with D.C. United, News4 partner NBC Sports Washington reported. He played his first game with the team over the summer.