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.