Two weeks before he won the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars, Los Angeles police detained Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward under suspicion he was riding in a stolen car (turns out it was all a misunderstanding). Now, almost two months after he won the mirror-ball trophy with Kym Johnson, police in Georgia arrested Ward under a suspicion of DUI.
Decatur police busted the two-time Super Bowl champ early Saturday morning, charging him with driving under the influence. A friend bailed him out, but the Decatur Police Department hasn’t released any other details.
However, Ward’s agent/manager is releasing some info. In a statement, Andrew Ree says, “Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction. From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was NOT impaired by alcohol while driving.” Ree also says his client “cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions.”
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