Wayne Rooney has appeared in court and admitted drink-driving. The 31-year-old was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order.
In a statement issued after the hearing, the Everton footballer said: "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."
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 affects the events of that night have had, not least on your family."
» Read the full article at BBC News