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Pittsburgh Steelers MVP & DWTS Champ Hines Ward Busted for DUI

9 Jul

He’s a talented athlete who is known for his gregarious smile and his effortless charm. However, today, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hines Ward has nothing to smile about.

Earlier in the year, he was handcuffed for a “misunderstanding” in Los Angeles while filming Dancing with the Stars (which he subsequently went on to win.)

But this time, the handcuffs were no mistake. Hines Ward was arrested early this morning in Georgia on DUI charges.

The Steelers receiver and Super Bowl MVP has been largely known as one of the most well-respected players in the NFL, but this drunk-driving charge may tarnish that image.

Ward was arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia, and held on $1,000 bond, posting shortly after the arrest and being thereafter released.

Gossip site TMZ was among the first to break the news. Ward grew up in Georgia and went to school there. Some sports pundits are speculating whether or not the NFL Lockout is giving players too much free time.

Ward is expected to release a statement this afternoon.

The mugshot photo is below. This incident unfortunately comes on the heels of a popular tabloid magazine (on stands now) boasting “Who’s Gay, Who’s Not” with Ward featured as one of the celebrities on the cover. This just isn’t his week.

Ex – Steeler Joey Porter Suspected of Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

28 Mar

Local news outlets and other sources such as ESPN and NFL.com reported this morning that Ex-Steeler, linebacker Joey Porter, who most recently played for the Miami Dolphins and now has been signed with the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested for drunken driving, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assaulting a police officer last night in a fast-food parking lot in California.

Known for his attitude and outspoken ways, Porter, an NFL veteran at age 33, refused to show officers his license when they pulled him over for DUI suspicion, and began to roll up his window to drive away. He then slapped away the police officer’s hand who tried to open his door to complete the arrest.

No other details regarding the incident, the timeline of the evening or blood alcohol levels have been provided.

Porter played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2006, wearing #55 and earning a Superbowl Ring in Super Bowl XL.