The former captain of England’s football team has appeared in court and admitted he was driving under the influence.

He was arrested in Wilmslow, Cheshire on September 1st. The 31-year-old has been banned from driving for two years and issued a court order to do 100 hours of unpaid work, over a 12-month period. He was also ordered to pay £170 as he appeared at Stockport Magistrates.

Rooney was three times over the legal limit when he was stopped at 02:00 BST. He Released a statement on his site and tweeted it out today.

The statement reads:

“I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment 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.”

Imagine having so much money you don’t know what to do with it, so you get your kicks from driving under the influence. If only. 

Rooney was also told to pay £85 for prosecution costs and a victim surcharge. Judge Temperley said:

‘This is a serious matter… you placed yourself and other road users at risk as a result of your poor judgement that night.

I accept your remorse is genuine and that you are aware of the adverse effects the events of that night have had.’

Rooney’s lawyer also said the former captain could be fined two week’s wages, but it’s okay, that only equates to £300,000.

I’m sure he’ll be fine.