LONDON - Sunderland and England midfielder Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with an under-age girl, the BBC reported on Monday.
"A 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16," Durham Police said in a statement.
"He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their enquiries."
Johnson has won 12 England caps. (Reporting by Justin Palmer, editing by Tony Jimenez)