July 9, 2011

Hines Ward Arrested on DUI Charge

By - Kris Fletcher

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has been arrested in Georgia on a drunk driving charge.

Photo by: Matt Freed
The former Super Bowl MVP was booked into the DeKalb County jail in suburban Atlanta at around 3:40 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence. He was later released on a $1,000 bond.

The sheriff's office said it had turned over paperwork to the courts and couldn't release any further information about the arrest.

Ward, 35, played his college ball for the Georgia Bulldogs.

I must say, as a Steeler-hater, I find this a tad bit amusing. But obviously, the charge is no laughing matter.

While I've never liked Pittsburgh, I've always respected Ward because of the way he plays the game. I'm starting to second-guess that though in light of this allegation.

UPDATE: On February 23rd, DUI charges against Ward were dropped as part of a plea agreement. Instead, Ward pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving and was sentenced to serve 12 months of probation, perform 80 hours of community service and pay a $2,000 fine.

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