Wayne Rooney was arrested in December at Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. in the U.S., for public intoxication.
According to a Reuters report on Sunday, Rooney was booked into the Loudoun County Adult Detention Centre on Dec. 16, on a charge of public intoxication.
The 33-year-old Rooney was released later the same day on a personal recognisance bond, said Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
It was not immediately clear why authorities had delayed details of Rooney’s arrest for more than two weeks.
Rooney’s agent could not be reached immediately for comment.
Rooney, England’s former captain and all-time top goalscorer, joined the Major League Soccer (MLS) club in mid-2018 in a deal that was reportedly worth more than $12 million.
It made him the highest paid player in DC United’s history.