Adam Johnson signed for Sunderland in August 2012
England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Durham Police said a 27-year-old had been arrested earlier on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16, and remained in police custody.
Sunderland FC said he had been suspended while police investigations were ongoing.
News of the arrest of a Premier League footballer was revealed earlier in The Sun newspaper.
The Sunderland-born winger has also played for Middlesbrough and Manchester City, and represented his country 12 times.