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Rice thinks Ward will miss Week 1 for DUI arrest

Posted on: July 11, 2011 1:26 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 2:27 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It started early Saturday when Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was arrested in Georgia on drunk driving charges. Later that day, Ward's manager told TMZ that not only did Ward "cooperate fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions … 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."

Whatever legal fate awaits Ward, it didn't take long for Ravens running back Ray Rice to share his thoughts on the matter, tweeting Saturday: "Well it looks like Hines Ward will miss week 1 when the lockout ends DUI charge not a good look." 

As it turns out, the Steelers face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 1.

Shortly thereafter, Steelers safety Ryan Clark came to Ward's defense. "So glad you could Weigh in. Thx," he tweeted at Rice.

And then, much like high school, it suddenly felt like a showdown in the hallway between classes. (Only lamer because these are grown men going back and forth on Twitter.)

Rice responded with "it's whatever u wanna do bro you know how to find me," before Clark took the high road. "I hear ya brother. Thought we were all better than that. Wouldnt speak negative of you. I'll find you! It's not hard. God bless."

PFT's Michael David Smith points out that drunk driving is a personal issue for Rice. His cousin was killed by a drunk driver in 1998, and he worked with the state of Maryland to campaign against drunk driving.

Whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would suspend Ward is another matter entirely, although he has said that players who violate the personal conduct policy could face sanctions once the lockout ends.

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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:32 pm

Rice thinks Ward will miss Week 1 for DUI arrest

Exactly, guy plays next to someone who at the minimum helped cover up murder. Oh wait, somone get Ray Ms. Anthony's number.

Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:24 pm

Rice thinks Ward will miss Week 1 for DUI arrest

Said the guy playing beside a murderer

Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:04 pm

Rice thinks Ward will miss Week 1 for DUI arrest

rice hopes ward will not play , but guess what the steelers will smoke the ratbirds week 1

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