According to numerous reports out of England, Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was arrested today by Durham Police on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. A Durham Police spokesperson would only tell news outlets that "a 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16," but everybody is reporting that man is Johnson, and Sunderland has suspended him "pending the outcome of a police investigation." Durham—where Johnson lives—is about a half hour away from Sunderland, and is near where he grew up.

Johnson won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2012, after which Sunderland bought him for $15 million. He made 12 appearances for England's senior team between 2010 and 2012, being named on the 30-man provisional squad for the 2010 World Cup and the standby list for Euro 2012, but did not play in either tournament.

[The Guardian/BBC]

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