"I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong," Rooney said in a statement. Rooney announced in August he was retiring from national team duty, ending a 14-year stint in which he became England's top scorer with 53 goals.
Rooney: Judge imposes a community order for 12 months with 100 hrs of unpaid work (reduced from 150hrs). Banned from driving for 2 yrs— Dan Roan (@danroan) September 18, 2017
In July, Rooney returned to Everton, his boyhood club, after 13 years with Manchester United. "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," Rooney said.
Rooney statement from PA pic.twitter.com/u93Y4tRz0L— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 18, 2017
Former England footballer Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink-driving charge https://t.co/cnKysms8iJ— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 18, 2017