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Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

England footballer Adam Johnson suspended by Premier League club Sunderland until police investigation is completed, the Press Association reported Monday.

He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries,” added the statement, referring to the 27-year-old man.

Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

Sunderland’s statement made no mention of why Johnson had been arrested, but earlier on Monday, a northeast England police force confirmed a 27-year-old man was in custody “on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16,” though Durham Constabulary would not confirm if the individual in question was the Sunderland player.

Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

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