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Everton fines Rooney two weeks’ wages

Wayne Rooney Appears In Court On Drink-Driving Charge

STOCKPORT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Football player Wayne Rooney leaves Stockport Magistrates Court after facing a drink-driving charge on September 18, 2017 in Stockport, England. The former England captain was arrested when stopped by police in Wilmslow on September 1st. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

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Wayne Rooney’s move back to Everton was always going to benefit the Merseyside community, though it wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Everton has fined Rooney two weeks’ wages following his admission earlier this week to a drunk driving charge.

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According to the BBC, “Everton intend to give the entire sum - thought to be about £300,000 - to local projects through their Everton in the Community scheme.”

At a Monday court date, Rooney learned that he would not be allowed to drive for two years. He was also fined and assigned 100 hours of community service.

Rooney has two goals and an assist in nine appearances, all starts, for the struggling Toffees. He is not in the 18 for Everton’s third round League Cup tie versus Sunderland on Wednesday.

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