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Arrested: Ward insists he did nothing wrong

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09:30 AM ET 07.10 | Steelers receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" champion Hines Ward apologized to his fans Saturday after his arrest in Georgia on a drunken driving charge but insisted he did nothing wrong. The Super Bowl XL MVP was booked into the DeKalb County jail outside of Atlanta at 3:41 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence, said DeKalb Sheriff's Sgt. Adrion Bell. Ward was released at 6:30 a.m. after posting $1,300 bond, Bell said. Andy Ree, Ward's business manager, issued a statement on Ward's behalf saying Ward was "deeply saddened by this incident." "From our preliminary investigation, we can tell you that we are confident that the facts show Hines was not impaired by alcohol while driving," Ree said.

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July 10, 2011  09:34 AM ET

He's human. who would have thunk it!

July 10, 2011  09:35 AM ET

should i crow like a rookie that i was first?

July 10, 2011  09:35 AM ET

At least he kept his pants on.

I've always admired Hines as a tough player, and hope this incident is untrue.

July 10, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Nostradamus has spoken:

July 10, 2011  09:45 AM ET

He shouldn't have been driving at that time of night/morning period!!! WTH dude, get your chauffeur to ferry your arse around; you made enough money that there should be some in the bank for that kind of thing!!! Get your homies to drive you if you're a little light in the wallet, lol!!!

July 10, 2011  09:45 AM ET

This thread was made for Mangler.......Hello?

July 10, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Way to go Hines, thank you for making it that much easier for within a year or two, Tomlin has to sit your butt down and say, "We want Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown on the field more to pair with Mike Wallace. Thank you for your commitment to two superbowl winning teams, but we do not need you anymore."

July 10, 2011  09:48 AM ET

Going by what I've read so far, I believe his defense to this offense will be that he was simply texting and driving ... move along Mr. Policia, nothing to see here ...

July 10, 2011  10:01 AM ET

Either they did a test or they didn't. No test, no conviction.

If they did a test, either he passed it or he didn't. If he passed it, no conviction.

If he failed it, though, some law firm has found a client with deep pockets.

July 10, 2011  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Either they did a test or they didn't. No test, no conviction.If they did a test, either he passed it or he didn't. If he passed it, no conviction.If he failed it, though, some law firm has found a client with deep pockets.

If option 3, then he'll get a wrist slap and sent on his way. All the while lunchbox-toting 'everymen' in the same situation, lose their licenses, incur fines and fees upwards of 10K and in general, have their lives ruined.

July 10, 2011  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

... texting and driving ...

Damn near as bad as drunk and driving...

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July 10, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This thread was made for Mangler.......Hello?

What can i say? It does seem out of character for him.

July 10, 2011  10:33 AM ET

Texting and driving at 3:41 in the morning. To whom?

July 10, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Ward is going to the Big Ben camp for stupid.

July 10, 2011  10:49 AM ET
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Ward is going to the Big Ben camp for stupid.

... where TO, Ochocinco, Pacman, and Desean J are camp counselors.

July 10, 2011  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Ward is going to the Big Ben camp for stupid.

... where TO, Ochocinco, Pacman, and Desuan J are camp counselors.

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July 10, 2011  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Either they did a test or they didn't. No test, no conviction.If they did a test, either he passed it or he didn't. If he passed it, no conviction.If he failed it, though, some law firm has found a client with deep pockets.

Jose Baez is on his way to defend Hines.

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