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Wayne Rooney admits to driving drunk, learns punishment

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Everton’s Wayne Rooney applauds fans during warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)


Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years and ordered to do 100 hours of community service after admitting to a drunk driving charge in England, according to the BBC.

He was also fined $230.

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Rooney apologized for an “unforgivable” lack of judgment in deciding to drive while drunk, and the Everton forward apologized profusely for his error.

Here’s Rooney’s full statement, from his official web site:

Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable (sic) lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.

I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.

Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.

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