Adam Johnson arrested after girl 'boasted about relationship on social media'
Adam Johnson was arrested after the teenager he is accused of having sex with boasted she was in a relationship with the Premier League footballer, according to the Telegraph.
The father of the 15-year-old in question subsequently found out and reported it to the police and Sunderland midfielder Johnson was arrested yesterday.
The Telegraph claims that the 15-year-old boasted about the relationship on social media and this alerted her father and it is also claimed that Johnson posed for a pic with the girl.
Johnson was questioned yesterday and released on bail last night following the allegation.
He has been suspended by the Black Cats while the investigation, conducted by Durham police, is ongoing.
Johnson's partner, Stacey Flounders, is reported to have given birth to their daughter seven weeks ago.
Easington-born Johnson began his career at Boro, where he emerged from the club's academy to win a £7million switch to Manchester City in February 2010.
However, after a difficult final few months in the blue half of Manchester, Sunderland persuaded him to head back to the north-east as they clinched a £10million deal in August 2012.
Johnson, who has 12 senior England caps - the last of them in a friendly victory over Italy in August 2012 - has struggled to reproduce his best form on a sustained basis on Wearside.
However, he has endeared himself to Black Cats fans with goals in each of the club's three derby victories at Newcastle in as many seasons, including a late winner at St James' Park on December 21 last year.