Rooney’s father cleared after betting scam probe

The father of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will face

no further action following his arrest as part of an investigation

into betting irregularities.

Rooney’s father was arrested with eight other men in October

last year on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud after a police

investigation into suspicious betting patterns at a Scottish

Premier League match.

His solicitor, Anthony Barnfather, says in a statement released

Monday that his client ”has always vigorously denied the

allegations and maintained his innocence throughout the


Richie Rooney, the England striker’s uncle, was also arrested as

part of the investigation, which focuses on Motherwell’s home match

against Hearts at Fir Park on Dec. 14.