He was arrested for public intoxication and swearing charges

Wayne Rooney says sleeping pills were to blame for him being arrested for public intoxication and swearing charges in the US.

His spokesman says combining the pills with drinking while on a flight left the footballer "disorientated".

It's emerged the former Manchester United and England captain was fined after being charged last month.

Rooney, who is 15 months into a drink-driving ban in the UK, was released without bail in the US.