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Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

Posted on: July 9, 2011 4:34 pm
Edited on: July 9, 2011 4:59 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

This morning, some weird news broke that Hines Ward was arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence.

Everything about the story was strange -- that it was Ward who was (allegedly) committing the criminal act, that it was so close to a potential new labor deal and that it was in Georgia (which has not treated the Steelers well).

But there's apparently a chance it's not as big a deal as previously thought -- Ward's manager Andrew Ree told TMZ on Saturday afternoon that his client didn't, in fact, drive under the influence of alcohol.

"He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions," Ree said. "We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts. 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.

"However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction."

Ward doesn't seem like, as Mike Freeman pointed out, the type of guy you'd expect to get nailed like this.

And maybe it'll end up turning out that Ward didn't deserve to get busted and that he didn't do anything wrong.

That'd obviously be good news for everyone in the Steelers organization, Ward and his fans.

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Comments

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:05 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

Great comment steelpit, from a Bucs/Steelers fan.



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

I personally am done jumping to Steelers defense (Ben, Santonio, Rashard, etc.) when it first comes out about their stupid actions. Turns out most of the time despite denials, they screwed up royally. I hope Hines is perfectly innocent in all this, but you really never know. Just recently he had police officers draw guns on him in a very seedy section of Hollywood, at a very late hour. Now he's pulled over at 3 or 4 am and charged with a crime. Looks like someone is making bad decisions and putting themself in bad situations. Sounds all too familiar.



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

@IPCC:

I was wondering about how a Steeler's fan could react this way to this story. It may be that Hines is guilty and, if so, he will pay the price hopefully. If not, then back to everyday life.

Your hate for Ward confused me, however. Outside of PGH, a lot of people dislike Ward for his on-field tactics. Off-field he is well-respected. I then had a look at your profile and saw your kind words for Palin and Bachmann and your hate for Ward, Jeter and Obama. Maybe there is a small color problem in your head ? I don't think that Pittsburgh has a KKK chapter, but I'm sure you can find one in WV.




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

Hines Ward (a/k/a Whines Hard) is the most disingenuous POS on the Steelers. I'm sick of his "I'm the leader of the wide receivers and I'm above criticism" sanctamonious bull crap.  He's a phony and the most selfish jagoff on the team.
You should stop listening to Mark Madden.



Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

Packers kicked your butt, go back under the rock.



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: July 9, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Ward's agent: Hines not impaired while driving

Have at it Steeler haters!
This must be some kind of cover-up by the media to save face for their new darling!
Right haters?
Just like the refs in ALL the Steeler games make calls their way, the media has now jumped on the Steeler bandwagon!
Right haters?
Well Steeler Nation, enjoy all the hatin! because it simply means that the Steelers are winning and no one likes a team that's always winning!
Right haters?


IPCCGOREFRAUD
Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 4:49 pm
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