• Football does not have a drinking problem, says Eddie Howe

    PA SportLondonSep 24, 2017, 09:41 IST

    Eddie Howe and Wayne Rooney
    Eddie Howe and Wayne Rooney

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has dismissed suggestions of a drinking culture in football in the wake of Wayne Rooney's drink-driving conviction.

    Former England captain Rooney was sentenced to community service and handed a two-year driving ban on Monday after being caught nearly three times the legal alcohol limit while behind the wheel on September 1.

    "I don't think there is, at all. There may be one or two isolated incidents but I think the game has changed dramatically from when I think back to when I started to now. I think it's unrecognisable how the players behave, how they look after themselves. There will always be stories of players doing certain things but in the main, I don't think there's a drinking culture in football at all," he said.

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