In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "It's a shame the general perception of the modern-day footballer is so poor as I know the majority are intelligent men, great husbands and terrific fathers.
"I would say something has gone drastically wrong with the game when a manager feels he has to drop a star player because of the stick he would receive from fans due to revelations about his private life.
"The problem is some footballers think they breathe different air from the rest of us. These men have to start realising they are not extra-special human beings.
"I still can't work out why a player could be so deluded that he wouldn't think a prostitute would sell her story once she has sold her body.
"I have had indiscretions in the past. I was stupid and got caught. I was ashamed. So I am more than aware how this terrible behaviour causes misery and destroys families.
"You could argue a cheat is a cheat. But paying for sex is something I have never done and I still cannot work out why anyone would do it, particularly if they are well-known like Rooney."