The details on Wayne Rooney’s arrest just keep getting sketchier.
DC United soccer player Wayne Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 at Dulles International Airport for allegedly behaving drunkenly in public. He’d just returned from a quick trip to Saudi Arabia and reportedly went through a prohibited exit on accident. He was promptly apprehended and charged with public intoxication and taken to Loudoun County Detention Center to get sober. (RELATED: Wayne Rooney Arrested At Dulles International Airport On Charge Of Public Intoxication)
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Rooney paid a $25 and $91 fine Jan. 4, according to court records.
But according to a new report, Rooney was on a mix of sleeping pills and alcohol when the bizarre incident occurred.
“During the flight Wayne took a prescribed amount of sleeping tablets mixed with some alcohol consumption and consequently was disorientated on arrival,” his attorney said in a statement, per BBC. “He was approached by police who arrested him on a minor misdemeanor 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.”
It’s worth noting that two years ago, Rooney was barred from driving in the U.K. after he admitted to drunk driving in 2017.