Wayne Rooney has a drinking problem

Soccer striker with alcohol problems : Wayne Rooney briefly arrested in the United States

Soccer striker Wayne Rooney has again become alcoholic at his new job in Washington. The former captain of the English national team, currently with the Washington US Club D.C. United under contract, according to a spokesman, took sleeping pills and drank alcohol on the flight home from Saudi Arabia to Washington.

When the 33-year-old landed in Washington on December 16, he was "disoriented," said the spokesman for the British news agency PA. The airport police put him in a cell for a "minor misconduct" for a short time, but was released a little later for a fine of $ 25. He also has to pay $ 91 in court fees.

Rooney is experiencing a second sporting spring

According to the police, Rooney had triggered an alarm at the arrival gate upon arrival at Washington Dulles Airport. He was arrested for sobering up. According to US media reports, he cursed loudly. Rooney was very pleased with the way he was treated by everyone involved, the spokesman said. The brawny star striker, who played for England 120 times and won the Champions League among others, experienced a second sporting spring in the US Major League Soccer league last season and led his team with twelve goals and seven assists in 20 Playing in the play-offs.
In his private life, Rooney had made negative headlines on several occasions. He is still not allowed to drive a car in his British homeland after an alcohol offense. (dpa)

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