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Report: Hines Ward arrested for drunk driving

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Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward is one of the most well-respected players in the NFL. But his reputation may deserve to take a serious hit.

TMZ is reporting that Ward was arrested this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the report, Ward was arrested in Dekalb County, Georgia, and held on $1,000 bond. He posted bond shortly after the arrest and was released.

Ward, the reigning Dancing With the Stars champion, grew up in Georgia, went to school there and frequently spends time there during the offseason.

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  1. evrybdyhas1 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:17 AM

    Dancing with the bars.

  2. kingjoe1 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:18 AM

    Oh no! Not Hines, he is the NFL that even the sweet old house wives can like.
    Given where it happened, i have a feeling someone is going to get a hometown discount on this charge.
    I am thinking procedural error.

  3. ny82jy says: Jul 9, 2011 9:19 AM

    Wow.. these guys just never get it.. They have all the money in the world and the feel the need to risk their lives and other peoples lives by getting behind the wheel while drunk. Sorry no sympathy for you ward. Get a driver!! So stupid and unecessary.

  4. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 9:22 AM

    That’s a damn shame.

  5. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 9, 2011 9:23 AM

    Oops, to much Makgeolli.

  6. jw731 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:24 AM

    Can’t wait for Stillers fans to remind us once again how classy the team and organization is….

  7. theblowtorchreview says: Jul 9, 2011 9:26 AM

    Well at least he didn’t run over anyone………right?

  8. august1969 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:26 AM

    stay classy Pissburg

  9. jw731 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:28 AM

    Are the going to have a Hines Ward “happy hour” celebration at city hall?

  10. bunkmcnulty says: Jul 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    Sobering news. Wonder if he still has that stupid smile on his face now?

  11. panther17 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    How hard is it when your a multi-millionaire and know your going to be drinking to pay for a driver that night?

  12. istateyourname says: Jul 9, 2011 9:32 AM

    The Steelers are a plague upon this nation.

  13. dlyduke says: Jul 9, 2011 9:35 AM

    i bet he’s smiling in his mug shot

  14. friendlylittletrees says: Jul 9, 2011 9:36 AM

    Who’s smilin’ now?… Punk.

  15. drgfri says: Jul 9, 2011 9:36 AM

    He should have just brought along a bodyguard to drive him and to guard the bathroom while he assaulted coeds. Steelers are the class of the NFL.

  16. browns1968 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:37 AM

    I bet he was crying…He should loses some games for this he could of killed somebody.
    30 days in jail!

  17. rambo08 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:38 AM

    Did he have his goofy looking smile while being arrested?

  18. mmiles81 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:40 AM

    Is it just me or do most of NFL crimes happen in Georgia?

  19. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:43 AM

    OUCH!!! How fast they fall!

  20. commandercornpone says: Jul 9, 2011 9:43 AM

    whines hardest

  21. duanethomas says: Jul 9, 2011 9:43 AM

    Drinking with the Stars!

  22. northWes says: Jul 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    Love the attacks on Pittsburgh. Hines ward did something stupid yet people on this site link everything to the players city/state. Grow up. Don’t drink and drive.

  23. macker1283 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    The EVIL! Which we call crime!! is happening! Because of the lockout. These NFL players just can’t control themselves…they cannot live on the millions they have already accrued during their careers and are hitting the streets!! Ray Lewis is a all knowing God!!!!

  24. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    Add another arrested player during this long NFL Lockout.

  25. wryly1 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    This is not the first time Hines Ward has danced around getting busted.

  26. saints25 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    This is a case of” Dancing with the Stars Hangover”..i hate how winning the big Dance send the dancers in a whril wind,they dont know when to quit partying,an will effect his endzone dancing this year,the team will suffer this year..:-)

  27. paulieorkid says: Jul 9, 2011 9:47 AM

    (1) Ward was arrested for suspected DUI – not convicted of actual DUI (big difference) —> lots out there appear to confuse an arrest with a conviction (including PFT’s Turd Watch);

    (2) Ward was on the bubble for the NFL HOF – this can’t help that cause regardless of he’s eventually exonerated;

    (3) Ward had a promising outlook on his broadcasting career – but this can’t help that either;

    (4) Ward, love him or hate him (I love Hinesy), would never play the “Do you know who I am card?” No way. Ward is about responsibility/personal accountability – it’s who he is. When his voice is heard – Hines will man up.

  28. georgeanderson2 says: Jul 9, 2011 9:48 AM

    He will say how sorry he is, go speak to some kids, and Roger will sweep it away. Start cracking down on these guys. If you want your league to be role models, then kick guys out when they screw up. The only thing that matters is money to the league. Guys kill people, dwi’s, drugs, domestic violence, fraud, and so much more , but as long as you have talent the league doesn’t care. The more and more you think about the league you see how bad it has become for the fans.

  29. pghguyy says: Jul 9, 2011 9:50 AM

    jesus steelers shouldnt go to georgia……..

  30. thephantomstranger says: Jul 9, 2011 9:50 AM

    Let’s see him dance his way out of this one.

  31. skoobyfl says: Jul 9, 2011 9:59 AM

    Prison Ward now.

  32. bunjy96 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:04 AM

    When is the league going to put the hammer to those who drive drunk-even the first time?

    How many Little’s have to occur before they do something?

    Have zero sympathy for those who drive drunk. Could care less if they get hurt or kill themselves. But what about the rest of us who happen to be on the road at the same time?

  33. YouMadThatImStylingOnYou says: Jul 9, 2011 10:06 AM

    We all know how much Hines Ward loves cheap shots.

  34. billinva says: Jul 9, 2011 10:10 AM

    This wouldn’t have happened under The Chins watch.

  35. deebo92 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:10 AM

    Diehard Steelers fan here…. Seriously, Steelers… stay the F out of Georgia…holly hell this is getting old

  36. vetdana says: Jul 9, 2011 10:18 AM

    Its a long way DOWN from “Dancing With The Stars” to dancing in the drunk tank !

  37. jw731 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:23 AM

    (4) Ward, love him or hate him (I love Hinsey) would never play the “Do you know who I am card?” No way. Ward is about responsibility/personal accountability-it’s who he is.When his voice is heard-Hines will man up.
    ——————————————-
    Is this for real? What the hell does this have to do with anything? He was arrested for drunk driving, in your overt fandom lovefest for “Hinsey”, it’s OK he drove drunk, luckily not injuring any innoncent people, as long as he “mans up”….If he was so accountable and personally responsible as you say. Why in the hell did he drive drunk?

  38. mattman56 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:26 AM

    I bet he was hoping someone could give him a cheap shot block so he could he could dance away!

  39. drewbu22 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:26 AM

    Why exactly do these players spend time in Georgia to begin with? I mean, Georgia, really??

  40. tjacks7 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:28 AM

    can’t wait to see that big smile in his mug shot.

  41. bengals2012 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:28 AM

    Just because I am a Bengals fan doesn’t mean I don’t know what I am saying when I say Hines Ward is a complete fake. The way the dude plays is cheap. The way he fakes his attitude off the field is a complete joke. When this dude was in college, imagine Roethlisberger. I have a teacher who talks all about how creepy he was. He’d try and hook up with a bunch of different women and none would be interested in him. Enjoy jail Hines.

  42. tjacks7 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    Give the guy a break. We all make mistakes. And we all drive drunk.

    Signed,
    Leanard Little

    Co-signed,
    Donte Stallworth

  43. heyzeus143 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:31 AM

    cops in this country get high off of busting folks for DUI even if they’ve had only a few, just stay home folks, watch your blu-rays, eat your fat filled take out, and go call yourself a socialite on twitter, the diabetes meds will pay for your politician’s grace, ok goodbye

  44. icewalker946 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:31 AM

    You know that white speck on the top of chicken poop….it’s chicken poop too.

  45. capbam says: Jul 9, 2011 10:33 AM

    couldnt dance his way out this one

  46. huejackson says: Jul 9, 2011 10:33 AM

    skoobyfl says:
    Jul 9, 2011 9:59 AM
    Prison Ward now.

    Prison? your kidding right?
    why would anyone go to jail foir drinkin and driving, Nobody does. They just say that to scare you. Drinking andf driving should not even be a law.. Everybody drinks and drives there wouldnt be parking lots outsides of bars if the cops didnt want you to.
    He probley had right above the” legal limit”
    which is absolutly crazy, they say if if you have a beer and a half that menas your drunk!
    I dont thik a guy should drive id hes so drunk where he cant waLK but thats very rare most people are just fine to drive when their drinking, DUIs are just a way fro your State to get money off you, and ofcourse the cops to get money and feel like their Mr Big Man, hahaha meanwhile Im banging 3 cops wives right now….. Ive got 2 duis… the wives love me though

  47. capbam says: Jul 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    woops someone already said it

  48. stinkfist5 says: Jul 9, 2011 10:40 AM

    I make 45 grand a year and I pay for Taxi’s I think this clown can.

  49. spartyfi says: Jul 9, 2011 10:42 AM

    U all are judgmental. People all make mistakes, even the good ones. I bet nearly all of you have had a few and driven. It only takes 2 beers to be a DUI. Lighten up folks! He gets the benefit of a screw up in my book because he is a good person, and yes classy too! And I hate the steelers!

  50. henrykissingerisgod says: Jul 9, 2011 11:06 AM

    i heard ward tried to run but couldnt get any deeper than 7 yards

  51. missouri500 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:09 AM

    Wow, I don’t have much sympathy for the guy since he made the mistake but I’d be willing to bet to the people on here that drink on a fairly regular basis have at one time or another drank and drive when they shouldn’t have been, they just didn’t get caught. Is it extra dumb because he can afford a driver? Yes.

  52. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:10 AM

    Happiest guy in the nation right now, Ben RothLESSburger.

  53. pantherrrrr says: Jul 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    i bet he was drunk on wine coolers

  54. feb86 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    First let me state that I believe drinking and driving is not only reckless and irresponsible but also extremely selfish. However, this does not mean that Hines Ward is a horrible person or the Steelers are a worthless team. Last time I checked nearly every NFL team out there has players out there cheating/beating their wives, reckless behaviour and inappropriate actions. Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I can say that we genuinely have one of the nicest, most respective team of players out there. They may have made some extremely poor choices (Big Ben) but what team hasn’t?

  55. yankeesjetsknicksrangers says: Jul 9, 2011 11:21 AM

    Driving while seeing stars

  56. ksoccerx08 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:23 AM

    Everybody makes mistakes. At least he didnt KILL ANIMALS! Or do drugs. Who knows he could of had 2 beers then drove home. and got caught. It does not mean he was completely drunk! Geez People if you want to bag on pittsburgh the WINNING city go somewhere else where no pittsburgh fans can see. like come on!

  57. tommy997 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:24 AM

    I am someone who does not believe in the DUI laws in this country, as they were not written with any thought, only reaction to tradgedy (and that is never good).

    Zero tolerance on DUI in this country is crap. Being pulled over for DUI is a trap. All tests are designed for you to fail. Some of us shouldn’t drive after one drink, while I know others that could drink beer all day and be fine.

    Now, if this is a case of a couple of beers and being “over the legal limit” then this is bull. If, on the other hand, this is a falling down drunk situation, then he should have to deal with it and face the punishment.

    But with the amount of people out there that drink and then those who also get behind the wheel “legally drunk” (which is every single person who drinks and has a car), then a DUI should not a reputation killer. JMHO…..

  58. Kave Krew says: Jul 9, 2011 11:24 AM

    Roger Goodell must be tenting……he gets to suspend another Steeler, mentor him, make him a better citizen and then reduce the suspension so the Steelers can win win win thier way to the SB so the media can gush how Hines Ward is a better man becuz of Roger Goodell’s mentoring…….

    Also, can’t wait for the Steeler fans expertly define this arrest as something other than a DUI and throw a hall pass to another punk player…..

    And what is up with Georgia and the Steelers……good thing the Roooney’s already have a good law firm in Ga to handle bribe —- errr, rather handle this one…….

  59. tripster999 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:25 AM

    How can someone who has been voted by the players as the dirtiest player in the NFL also be one of the most respected players in the league?

  60. Kave Krew says: Jul 9, 2011 11:29 AM

    Ladies and gentleman, the first Steeler Fan Legal Interpretation Club posting…..more legal gems to follow……..

    paulieorkid says:
    Jul 9, 2011 9:47 AM
    (1) Ward was arrested for suspected DUI – not convicted of actual DUI (big difference) —> lots out there appear to confuse an arrest with a conviction (including PFT’s Turd Watch);

    (4) Ward, love him or hate him (I love Hinesy), would never play the “Do you know who I am card?” No way. Ward is about responsibility/personal accountability – it’s who he is. When his voice is heard – Hines will man up.

  61. kindbass says: Jul 9, 2011 11:30 AM

    Hines Ward? No, not Hines Ward! He’s such a perfect little angel! Clearly, the cops were just being jealous haters, right Steelers fans?

  62. alan3008 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:40 AM

    Ward– What an idiot. Frikin loser. He shouldn’t have won DWTS either. The other dancer was better.

    Hey folks, KNOW YOUR LIMIT. Its easy to find out what your limit is based on you age and the number of drinks you have and what the alcohol content is in those drinks. Stay under your limit, and, for insurance, perhaps switch to drinking water an hour or two before leaving and driving home.
    If not, just get a cab, or stay in a motel for the night. Its much, much cheaper than a DUI and increases on your insurance. THINK about it.

  63. watchoninstant says: Jul 9, 2011 11:40 AM

    Anyone complaining about DUI laws, google some statistics. The amount of deaths from alcohol-related car crashes has gone down significantly, I mean a shocking amount, since the laws have been created and toughened. The laws you protest have saved countless lives… this is FACT.

    You can talk all day about how being lightly buzzed doesn’t make a difference but remember the first thing you lose track of when you drink is how drunk you are.

    Yes, sometimes you’ll drive drunk and not hit anyone and not get caught. But it’s playing Russian roulette and for no good reason. Getting a taxi, or a friend to drive you, is not hard at all. If you can’t afford a taxi, don’t go out drinking.

    As far as Hines Ward, I suppose he’s not been convicted yet, but if he was drunk driving… yes, it is extra stupid. I bet if he asked any sober person he found, strangers, they would take him. He can call his bodyguards or whatever. He’s rich and famous for god’s sake.

  64. tell says: Jul 9, 2011 11:45 AM

    Question is…

    Will this be under the NFL’s conduct policy? If there’s a work stoppage/lockout… Is it even a valid agreement that the players are held to? Not a lawyer here but somehow it seems that it can’t be applied as there is no policy to enforce as there is no work agreement..

    Anyone with a REAL law degree have any idea..?

  65. shawon0meter says: Jul 9, 2011 11:46 AM

    There’s a few comments here that make DUI’s sound ok. What on earth is wrong with you guys?

  66. tell says: Jul 9, 2011 11:48 AM

    Those asking about Georgia… Hines is from Georgia..grew up there…played ball there. Natural that he’d live in that area..

  67. stayinmylane42 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:50 AM

    to all haters,,,, everybody makes mistakes including YOU. don’t judge until you know the full story. he will be smiling again after all this.

  68. rammerray says: Jul 9, 2011 11:51 AM

    Yo Hines, your team loss the Super Bowl, get over it already!!!

  69. surshot says: Jul 9, 2011 11:53 AM

    At least 80% of you on this blog has at least DUI and never been caught. I for one have done it a few times, but was lucky and stupid. So just look in the mirror in the morning and say to your myself.
    HUH I guess I have been lucky and stupid also.

  70. jespur says: Jul 9, 2011 11:53 AM

    People are unbelievable. I am in no way condoning drinking and driving, I don’t drink at all ever, but it’s just crazy to me that whenever someone gets a dui so many people make comments about them being drunk when these same people probably go to a restaurant and have a couple beers or drinks, aren’t in anyway impaired, so they drive home. Guess what people, that’s enough to get a lot of normal sized people a dui at the current legal limit.
    I’m not saying the current legal limit is a bad thing, I’m just pointing out apparently it seems everyone thinks only drunk people get dui’s when most could probably get one themselves when they have those couple glasses of wine at the restaurant they go to tonight.

  71. howiefeltersnatch says: Jul 9, 2011 11:53 AM

    Wines Hard

  72. shieldsisland37 says: Jul 9, 2011 11:54 AM

    lol, when your teams classiest player has a DUI, you know you have a team full of scum bags.

  73. samoanjungle says: Jul 9, 2011 11:54 AM

    Tripster999 took the words out of my mouth uhhh…off my keyboard?

    This dude is one of the LEAST respected.

  74. snaponrules says: Jul 9, 2011 11:54 AM

    Well at least he didn’t run someone over from behind like he does on the field.

  75. balzosteel says: Jul 9, 2011 11:58 AM

    Hines must have either had too much WHINE, or perhaps he had one CHEAP SHOT too many….or were the Miller Light’s just going back really easy? I can just picture Hines Ward ordering a Miller; “Can I haves a Mirror Right, prease?” LOL!

  76. pantherrrrr says: Jul 9, 2011 11:58 AM

    ward and roethlisberger are turning into the dukes of hazzard hahahahaha. every so ofter they get themselves in these craaaaazy per-dic-a-ments lolz GO PHILLY, the better half of PA

  77. surshot says: Jul 9, 2011 12:00 PM

    Alll this is on this board of bunch of jealous persons that there team (SUCKS AND THE STEELERS ARE BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  78. bill13k says: Jul 9, 2011 12:04 PM

    Wow. How many wine coolers did he have to drink???

  79. ampats says: Jul 9, 2011 12:09 PM

    huejackson,

    based on your post please do not get behind the wheel in the near future because it is obvious you are UI which will lead to UI

  80. imjustabloggerdotcom says: Jul 9, 2011 12:09 PM

    Never drink and drive, you might spill your drink!!!

  81. tell says: Jul 9, 2011 12:16 PM

    Some funny guy added to Ward’s Wiki page under Career Achievements and Awards…

    $1,000 DUI Charge (Dekalb County, GA. July 9th, 2011)

    Cold…funny but cold..

  82. jespur says: Jul 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    Their point isn’t to make dui’s sound ok. People that are actually impaired and drunk should be in trouble. I think they are trying to point out, as was i that the current legal limit (which is all that matters in a dui arrest, even if you pass the rest of their sobriety tests with flying colors) you can have 2 drinks and according to the law you are a drunk driver. I dont drink at all but I know that if I would have 2 drinks at dinner I wouldn’t even be drunk or impaired at all, but I would get a dui.
    I think their point is it really isnt fair to the majority of people (which the majority of people do have a drink when they go out to dinner) who are responsible and only have a glass or two of wine, beer whatever don’t get drunk but still cant technically get drive home, and are drunk in the eyes of the law. No one can do that anymore, but my guess is the majority of you making these conments do. If you reviewed the cases of all the dui arrests, look at how much over the limit they were, and do the calculations you would probably find a lot of the people arrested weren’t even drunk and just barely over the limit. And typically they thought they were being responsible by not drinking much because they were ignorrant to the actual law like most of you seem to be.

  83. hobartbaker says: Jul 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    Hines is drunk on fame these days.

  84. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 12:18 PM

    I was momentarily stunned about Hines … especially given that he made several posts on Facebook yesterday discussing the dangers of texting while driving. But reading the asinine comments here quickly brought me back to reality.

    It’s not that difficult to wind up over the limit, boys–and studies show even one drink can impair your driving reactions. I imagine a lot of guys here are throwing stones from glass houses. Hines has never been one to play the prima donna, and I doubt he will now. He generally owns his screwups.

  85. ralphshere says: Jul 9, 2011 12:20 PM

    I do hope it costs him.
    No cheap “shots” for the cheap shot ace.

  86. acerockefellar says: Jul 9, 2011 12:26 PM

    typical stillers

  87. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 12:27 PM

    @jw731 …

    Oh, shut up, Barney, just shut up. You’re constantly storming everyone else’s threads and moralizing about their players. I’d never excuse driving under the influence. But since you viciously attacked me like a rabid dog with no provocation over stupid football nonsense, you’re hardly an example of righteous virtue. You enjoy that judgmental perch on your high horse. But God knows you’re just a silly twit slamming rival teams. :roll:

  88. dempsey63 says: Jul 9, 2011 12:30 PM

    Number 86 should have been 86′ed.

    (“86′ed is bar slang to end someone’s order…where the patron is refused service.” – from Answerbag.com)

  89. silverhornet says: Jul 9, 2011 12:30 PM

    Highs Ward

  90. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 12:39 PM

    @tell …

    The NFL doesn’t operate according to the laws of the land. Basically, Roger Goodell is a dictator free to apply the Personal Conduct Policy as he sees fit. That’s why he could slap Roethlisberger with a four-game suspension despite acknowledging in his letter that Roethlisberger hadn’t committed a crime. But he chose not to suspend Vince Young following his arrest for assault in a strip club despite Young’s history of problematic behavior. I imagine he could do what he wanted following the end of the lockout.

    However, I doubt he’d impose any punishment on Ward. Hines has a spotless history and many players are arrested for DUI without being suspended. My brother and sis-in-law are criminal defense attorneys, and from what they’ve told me, there are a lot of issues with DUI laws. They’ve said I’d be surprised at the number of false positives, but you’d need a lawyer to explain the specifics. I don’t drink, so it’s not my problem ;)

  91. jeepin08 says: Jul 9, 2011 12:41 PM

    Dancing with the bars ? Funny stuff.
    Anybody driving drunk is just plain stupid.
    Stupid is as stupid does.
    He’ll get a pass for sure. Authorities in Georgia seem to lose things.

  92. Kave Krew says: Jul 9, 2011 12:43 PM

    I haven’t had this much joy over a PFT post since Mike Vick got the Man of The Year award.

    The joy isn’t in Hines Ward arrest, or the possibility that someone could’ve been killed, or the Steeler’s may be without Hines for 4 games (probably just a half when Goodell is thru kissing the Rooney’s butt)……

    No, the joy is reading all the Steeler fans posts either defending the DUI, their legal ‘expertise’ or blasting the other team’s fans and players……this will be a day long festival for me…..gotta love those Steelers fans defending the classy organization disguise they wear…..

  93. nickster2k says: Jul 9, 2011 12:44 PM

    stinkfist5 says:
    Jul 9, 2011 10:40 AM
    I make 45 grand a year and I pay for Taxi’s I think this clown can.

    ——————————

    thumbs down for only making 45 grand a year

  94. contraryguy says: Jul 9, 2011 12:45 PM

    Nothing good ever happens after 3:40am…

    I’d make fun of him but the manager at my favorite football bar is a big Hines fan… expecting an early cutoff next time I’m there.

  95. 4512dawg4512 says: Jul 9, 2011 12:45 PM

    I’ll bet Roethlisberger was trying to get him to go to the bathroom with him and Hines got in his car and took off

  96. skleech22 says: Jul 9, 2011 12:46 PM

    Wonder if he took out the cop’s knee?

  97. hobartbaker says: Jul 9, 2011 12:47 PM

    Don’t hold unnatural expectations for Ward. He is a wide receiver, after all.

  98. fatguystrangler says: Jul 9, 2011 12:49 PM

    Wow, the arrest ticker went, what, 19 days?
    Good stretch there…

  99. Kave Krew says: Jul 9, 2011 12:53 PM

    this from a May 2010 article……more followed this number….1 less than the Bengals – in May 2010!!!!!!!!!!! i think the Steelers are worse than the Bengals now!!!!!!

    ————————————————–
    NFL arrests: Bengals, Steelers bad, but others worse

    By Ken Paxson | Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 02:39 PM
    If I asked you to quickly name what football team has had the most players arrested since 2007, what would you say?

    Cincinnati?

    How about Jacksonville, Denver or Miami?

    I bet those three aren’t even on your radar. The fact is that all of those teams have had more players in trouble than the Bengals since 2007, so have Atlanta and Tampa Bay.

    And, hold your nose Steeler fans, Pittsburgh has had the same number of arrested players as the Bengals since ‘07.

    Here’s the breakdown since ‘07:

    Jacksonville (15)

    Denver (12)

    Miami (12)

    Tampa Bay (10)

    Atlanta (10)

    Cincinnati (9)

    Pittsburgh (9)

    Cleveland (8)

  100. ctiggs says: Jul 9, 2011 12:54 PM

    i wonder if he was smiling when the cop said your under arrest for DUI

  101. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jul 9, 2011 12:55 PM

    “Alll this is on this board of bunch of jealous persons that there team (SUCKS AND THE STEELERS ARE BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)”

    I wish Hines Ward would sober up before he tries to post on here.

  102. buckybadger says: Jul 9, 2011 12:55 PM

    Drinking and driving is wrong but lets get all the details before we start slamming the guy. I bet 90% of the people on here ripping Ward get behind the wheel after a couple of beers. If his blood alcohol was something like .11 I am not going to hold it against him too much. You can have two bears and blow that.

  103. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 9, 2011 1:00 PM

    Dear Hines,

    Next time you drink and drive do not stop when the police attempt to pull you over. I would also recommend becoming a sub-par WR. If you do this enough you will eventually get cut. Once this happens the green bay packers will welcome you with open arms.

    Yours Truly,
    Koren Robinson

  104. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jul 9, 2011 1:01 PM

    Post his mug shot!

    “Drunk, stupid and wearing a $hit eating grin is no way to go through life, Son.

  105. dryheaveone says: Jul 9, 2011 1:08 PM

    Don’t tell me, don’t tell me………..as the cops were cuffing him he was “SMILING”

  106. jw731 says: Jul 9, 2011 1:13 PM

    @Deb
    ——————————–
    Drunk Driving is still Drunk Driving, no matter if you had a nice pasta meal, with some red wine, or you sat there for hours and did shots, would you like if if a drunk driver happened to sit in the crosshairs of one of your loved ones on the way home…..This is a 30 something year old man, who SHOULD know the difference. Since when what i say on a football blog as a fan, matter when life and death could be in the balance?…It’s a blog deb, those in the opposing traffic don’t know that, can you correltate the difference?

  107. nickster2k says: Jul 9, 2011 1:13 PM

    =======================
    feb86 says:
    Growing up in the Pittsburgh area, I can say that we genuinely have one of the nicest, most respective team of players out there.
    =======================

    As a fan you have absolutely no idea what players are like beyond how they are portrayed by the media. Unless you work for the organization and deal with the players on a daily basis, there is no way you could really know what the players are like. My assumption is that the Steelers are like any other NFL team out there– some of the players are genuinely good guys; some are a-holes; and most fall somewhere in between. Funny thing is that when they want to, the media could make the good guys seem like a-holes and vice-versa. Fans like you are gullible enough to believe them. Just root for what they do on the field, and leave it at that.

  108. utteke says: Jul 9, 2011 1:28 PM

    It cracks me up when people make the assumption that “Yeah he probably had two beers and the cops were being jerks.”

    For an average 160# male it takes 4 – 12 oz beers within an hour to approach the legal limit of .08. You could then have 1 beer per hour after that and most likely still be under the legal limit.

    That being said – I’ll never understand how athletes with millions of dollars in the bank put themselves in these situations. I’d be willing to bet most of them have nicer bars in thier houses than most of us have in our neighborhoods.

  109. stuartscottslefteye says: Jul 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    He shouldn’t have been driving – but I can’t blame him for drinking. He’s probably a nervous wreck thinking about the season opener….

  110. charism4 says: Jul 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    Steeler fan when player gets in trouble: “Haters gonna hate”.

    Packer fan when player gets in trouble: “Cut this loser”.

    Bengal fan when player gets in trouble: “What else is new?”.

  111. nesuperfan says: Jul 9, 2011 1:42 PM

    @evrybdyhas1 Funniest post ever here.

  112. mswravens says: Jul 9, 2011 1:42 PM

    “…one of the most well-respected players in the NFL”

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You mean the guy voted the dirtiest player in the NFL by the other players? I can go check my dictionary, but I don’t think that equates to respect!!! One of the most hated? Maybe…

    But cut the guy a break – he’s just upholding the standard set by the Steelers organization – even the Rooneys don’t play by the established rules. Why should Ben, Harrison or Hiney???

    But karma being what it is, lets get real for a second: this could happen to a lot of players on any team that any one of us roots for…and Lord knows it could probably happen to most of us…but given the choice, I’m damned glad it happened to Hiney instead!!! You think he’s sporting that annoying smirk in his mug shot, LOL!!!

  113. pkma says: Jul 9, 2011 2:19 PM

    I would blame it on the owners for creating a lockout and putting poor players in such a situation.

  114. stlrnation says: Jul 9, 2011 2:22 PM

    You people must lead very sad lives. You have nothing better to do then hate on a man because he is charged with a DUI. Keyword CHARGED not convicted at this time. Your sht must not stink and god must have issued you wings upon birth huh? You preach about Steeler players not having any “class” yet you post inmature banner all over these sites. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Love him or hate him,the guys got more money than most of us will ever see. He can take care of his own problems trust me. Can you say that? Also, dont worry your pretty little head about him losing any support from his fans. STEELER NATION WILL STAY A MILLION+ STRONG!

  115. bubbabart says: Jul 9, 2011 2:22 PM

    Hiney should have let his Boyfriend drive!

  116. edgarh21 says: Jul 9, 2011 2:23 PM

    END THE LOCKOUT ALREADY….lol

  117. leroysbutler says: Jul 9, 2011 2:29 PM

    I can’t believe I had to scroll all the way to the bottom to find Deb’s comment. She’s the ultimate Steelers apologist. If O.J. had played for the Steelers she would have blamed the killings on Kato Kaylin.

  118. kindbass says: Jul 9, 2011 2:32 PM

    I love how Steelers fans act like they know Hines Ward.

  119. dd393 says: Jul 9, 2011 2:33 PM

    Shoulda let Big Ben drive.

  120. bcjim says: Jul 9, 2011 2:35 PM

    Couldnt happen to a jerkier guy.

  121. Bubby Brister says: Jul 9, 2011 2:40 PM

    As a Steelers fan, I will no way make excuses or be an apologist for Ward here. Anybody who does should be ashamed of themselves. Then again, most Steelers fans should be ashamed of themselves for a lot of things.

    The funniest part is that they nearly started a petition to get Mendenhall off the team for a tweet but Hines gets a DUI and everybody’s going to start playing the “everybody makes mistakes” card. Just like they did to Ben… but turned a blind eye to similar allegations to Pittsburgh favorites like Jerome Bettis and Charlie Batch. Everybody DOES make mistakes and they should ALL be held accountable for them, especially the insanely stupid ones.

  122. itsmammoth says: Jul 9, 2011 2:43 PM

    Must have been “cheap shot” night at the bar.

  123. opiedamus says: Jul 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    watchoninstant says:
    Jul 9, 2011 11:40 AM
    Anyone complaining about DUI laws, google some statistics. The amount of deaths from alcohol-related car crashes has gone down significantly, I mean a shocking amount, since the laws have been created and toughened. The laws you protest have saved countless lives… this is FACT.
    ________________________________

    It is absolutely NOT a fact. Ignorant and short sighted on your part. Let me ask you one question: why has the “legal limit” been reduced across our nation over the past 30+ years? Is it because we can metabolize alcohol at lesser rate as our fathers? No. Is it because of “new” research that shows that less alcohol effects people more than we thought? No.

    Fact #1: Law enforcement and local gov’t’s #1 way of generating revenue is from DUI arrests. A silly majority of the population settle their case, pay a fine, do community service (means more money for the county) and have classes they have to pay to take.

    Fact #2: MADD – give incentives for ….. “arrests made.” Not convictions, but arrests made.

    Fact #3: MADD spends an obscene amount on lobbying. They are the reason that the legally drunk level has fallen from .15 to .o8 in every state.

    Fact #4: Just because you’re under the .o8 limit does not mean you can’t be arrested for DUI. In many states, you will be charged with DUI-less safe if under the legal limit. It is why you are charged with DUI-per se (over the legal limit) and DUI less-safe on the same charge. If you are able to have the testing thrown out due to it being inaccurate, they try to get you for being less safe.

    It is an absolute revenue racket, period. Driving drunk is completely wrong. But to say that driving after a couple of beers should cost you thousands of dollars is just as wrong.

    “Distracted driving” is far more prevalent and worse than a couple of beers. Don’t believe the hype.

    The reason that anyone even discusses this crap is because MADD has spent so much money advertising, lobbying, and paying off our federal, state, and local governments.

    The next step is, and what they want, prohibition. That worked so well the first time around…..

    In Hines’ case, we’ll see what happens when the facts come out. His mug shot is no Gary Busey.

  124. childressrulz says: Jul 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    I hate Ward and the Steelers but honestly the limits governing a DUI are ridiculous. At .08 the limit is way to low. I don’t think people should drive drunk either but I have seen a lot of people shocked upon receiving their tickets because they didn’t think they were close to the limit. Chances are Ward had an extra half a beer. For those saying how awful drunk driving is stay off the roads saturday and friday night and statistically you will be ahead of the game.

  125. Soulman45 says: Jul 9, 2011 2:57 PM

    Sometime you have to say I been drinking I will not drive that should be on a person at all time if they drink.

  126. peytonwantsaflag says: Jul 9, 2011 2:59 PM

    Santonio simply tweets about thinking about performing an illegal act and Rooney gets rid of him – this’ll be interesting to see what he does now.

  127. peytonwantsaflag says: Jul 9, 2011 3:03 PM

    “thumbs down for only making 45 grand a year” –

    Looks like we now know what Drew Brees’ handle on here is – nickster2k

  128. paulieorkid says: Jul 9, 2011 3:04 PM

    Deb basically nailed it:

    [1] Ward will never play the “I’m a victim” card. Ward will own it – to whatever extent he was responsible for, or wasn’t responsible for. Ward doesn’t shrink from the truth – like the Pacmans, T.O.’s and Lawrence Phillips(es) of the world. Ward will man up – he always has.

    [2] It’s noteworthy that 91.7% of the populace has driven their vehicle above the 0.08% BAC limit in the last year — yet everyone in here must be part of the 8.3% who didn’t. Yet look at the widespread self-righteous mob-like outrage. So many of you are “infuriated” about this news.

    In other words, we are extraordinarily blessed to be in the company of living, walking, breathing saints in here – or – we’re amidst a one hell of a lot of “what color is his jersey” agenda-driven hypocrits.

    Some might call that latter group “losers.”

  129. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 9, 2011 3:05 PM

    He most likely had one too many Henry Whines hard beer.

  130. londonbengal says: Jul 9, 2011 3:06 PM

    I guarentee, somewhere right now, Keith Rivers is smilin’ to himself…………

    Bless those football gods………..

  131. nepatriots128154 says: Jul 9, 2011 3:07 PM

    Is Pittsburgh going to hold a parade for this?

  132. jw731 says: Jul 9, 2011 3:12 PM

    It’s borderline sad how much a football player means to a teams fan base……Doesn’t matter they could have killed a family member on the way home…..if if means that much to ya, let them be locked out forever

  133. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 3:13 PM

    @leroysbutler …

    Why, thank you for your support, darlin’. I didn’t apologize for anything. Hines had no business driving after drinkng even a single beer. Period. As I said, only one can impair judgment. I just imagine many of the rest of you have done the same.

    I’ve never apologized for any Steeler’s behavior. I’ve always thought Roethlisberger was an ass and have probably criticized his actual behavior more than most. But I won’t criticize or apologize for alleged behavior that never happened. And he didn’t rape anyone–as the forensic evidence plainly showed.

    The reason you boys whine about me being an apologist is that you’re too lazy to read the police reports or too dense to understand them and get your feathers all ruffled because you can’t out-fact the girl. Poor babies.

    Speaking of which …

    @jeepin08 …

    The authorities in Georgia didn’t lose anything. The security cameras at Cap City are a motion-activated DVR that overwrites when it reaches its maximum just like your DVR at home. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reviewed the footage and saw that it showed only Roethlisberger entering the club and the accuser’s party entering shortly afterward. Since that wasn’t pertinent to the accusation, they made notes but chose not to download the footage onto a disk and the DVR overrode it–just as it’s designed to do. No one lost anything … as you’d know if you were bright enough to listen to the DA’s press conference or read the investigative files rather than just the initial erroneous TMZ report :roll:

  134. robsterny says: Jul 9, 2011 3:15 PM

    @paulieorkid;
    What is your point?..outside of the fact that you have a thing for “Hinesy”….Are his actions ok with you?..Do you man-up when you screw up,or do you blame everyone and everything else?..Your a mess!

  135. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 3:21 PM

    jw731 says:
    Jul 9, 2011 1:13 PM
    @Deb
    ——————————–
    Drunk Driving is still Drunk Driving, no matter if you had a nice pasta meal, with some red wine, or you sat there for hours and did shots, would you like if if a drunk driver happened to sit in the crosshairs of one of your loved ones on the way home…..This is a 30 something year old man, who SHOULD know the difference. Since when what i say on a football blog as a fan, matter when life and death could be in the balance?…It’s a blog deb, those in the opposing traffic don’t know that, can you correltate the difference?

    ———————————————–

    I never said anything defending drunk driving. This is just a lot of blah blah blah to cover for the fact that you don’t care about these “life and death” issues unless they concern players or teams you don’t like. You are not the good person with the good motives you pretend. No one else here knows what I’m talking about.
    But God knows how hateful you are. I know. And you certainly know.

  136. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:21 PM

    At least 80% of you on this blog has at least DUI and never been caught.

    —————————————————————–

    Do you base that opinion on real statistical evidence, Dr. Frothingslosh?

  137. blackcatnfl says: Jul 9, 2011 3:22 PM

    NFL Players new bargaining strategy: get all the stars arrested until the NFL ends the lockout. No CBA=no suspension.

    PFT: lets run that story again about how hard the players are training for the 2011 season!

  138. robsterny says: Jul 9, 2011 3:23 PM

    LOL…I love this crap about ..”he was charged,not convicted”..and ..”there is a big differance”…Oh really!!…I dont know anyone who was “charged with a D.U.I.” that didnt get “convicted” or plead to driving while impared. ..Either way you screwed up!..You drove a vehicle under the influence…case closed.

  139. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:26 PM

    However, I doubt he’d impose any punishment on Ward. Hines has a spotless history and many players are arrested for DUI without being suspended.

    ——————————————————

    If it’s his first offense he’ll probably be entered into the NFL’s substance abuse program.

  140. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 3:26 PM

    palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says:

    Post his mug shot!

    ————————————–

    Why? Are you too lazy to click on the link? And he’s not smiling.

  141. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:28 PM

    The next step is, and what they want, prohibition. That worked so well the first time around…..

    ————————————————————

    But alcohol sales bring in so much tax revenue. Way to argue out of both sides of your mouth, champ.

  142. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:30 PM

    Love him or hate him,the guys got more money than most of us will ever see.

    ————————————————————-

    Oh, well then he’s obviously better than everyone else and should be treated differently!

  143. mdnittlion says: Jul 9, 2011 3:32 PM

    If you make over a million a year is it really hard to hire a guy to drive you places? Tons of pro athletes have a driver or bodyguard I know Big Ben used off duty cops to tote him around during the off season till that last rape charge.

  144. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    I owonder how many Zima’s he had to drink to get popped for DUI?

  145. omegalh says: Jul 9, 2011 3:38 PM

    I wonder if he was smiling for his mug shot?

  146. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 3:39 PM

    @Bubby Brister …

    You’re right … Steelers fans can be real asses. You’re a case in point.

    The allegations against Charlie Batch occurred when he was a Detroit Lion, so they weren’t a blip on Steeler Nation’s radar. (How old are you? 12?) They were were demonstrated to be false, as were the allegations against Bettis … as were the allegations against Roethlisberger. If the medical exam shows no sex occurred, then there was no rape. Hello. If she texted the next day she couldn’t wait to see him again, the sex was consensual. It’s really not rocket science.

    Objectivity isn’t about going along with the majority when they’re down on your team. It’s about actually reading the evidence whether it’s about your own jackass QB or the Ravens’ star linebacker (who didn’t murder anyone).

    None of us is defending Ward driving under the influence, which is bloody stupid and inexcusable. We are, however, pointing out that we don’t yet know exactly what happened … and we doubt any of his executioners posting here are squeaky clean. Certainly their teams aren’t.

  147. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 3:43 PM

    For those saying how awful drunk driving is stay off the roads saturday and friday night and statistically you will be ahead of the game.

    ———————————————————-

    Yeah, that’s the solution. Lock yourself away from the rest of the world on the weekends. You are an effing idiot.

  148. mrcowpatty says: Jul 9, 2011 3:44 PM

    @dempsey63,

    86,

    Was a cooks way of telling the waitress that a certain item on the menu was no longer available back in the day of cafes and diners. For instant,”86 on the roast beef.”

  149. stairwayto7 says: Jul 9, 2011 3:48 PM

    Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth killed someone!
    Ray Lewis killed someone!
    Everyone dogging out Hines are the same ones at the bars pounding beers and driving drunk also, typical hypocrates!!

  150. stonedwhitetrash says: Jul 9, 2011 4:02 PM

    “idle hands do the devils work”

  151. melonnhead says: Jul 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    It’s noteworthy that 91.7% of the populace has driven their vehicle above the 0.08% BAC limit in the last year

    —————————————————————–

    Wow, out of who’s butt did you pull that number? I highly doubt that 91.7% of the populace drinks alcohol at all, much less has driven drunk in the past year. I doubt that 91.7% of the populace even has access to a car! More than 9 out of every 10 people have driven drunk in the past year, huh? That’s like 280 million people. I bet you’re drunk off your ass right now.

  152. bertcampaneris says: Jul 9, 2011 4:05 PM

    Well at least he didn’t run over and kill an innocent working-class family man and then get nothing but a slap on the wrist for it. Right, Ravens fans?

  153. rcali says: Jul 9, 2011 4:17 PM

    Let’s see. Slap on the wrist with a reduced charge to reckless driving and he’ll be back behind the wheel later today. Money does buy happiness.

  154. tunescribe says: Jul 9, 2011 4:24 PM

    Cheap-shot artist gets blindsided by the law. Fair ’nuff.

  155. Bubby Brister says: Jul 9, 2011 4:28 PM

    “Distracted driving” is far more prevalent and worse than a couple of beers. Don’t believe the hype.

    ——————————————

    So now that it’s being reported that Hines wasn’t actually drunk and it’s being speculated it might have been for texting while driving, are you gonna give him hell for it?

  156. hobartbaker says: Jul 9, 2011 4:32 PM

    Hines asked the cops if they knew who he was.

    Cop said, “Sure, you’re the guy from the Mr. Clean commercial. Man it looks like you had a real hard day of work, but you shoulda gone straight home and scrubbed off instead of stopping at the bar.”.

  157. halftermguv says: Jul 9, 2011 5:05 PM

    No excuse for DUI, call a cab.

    One has to laugh at the twisted (il)logic used here to paint an entire organization as being evil.

    Anyone who hasn’t drove under the influence of alcohol, been distracted by talking on a cell phone gets to hurl the next verbal barrage…..cue the crickets.

  158. jjbadd says: Jul 9, 2011 5:25 PM

    HaHaHa’…so they got overgrown Webster. He looks like a giant Emmanual Lewis!

  159. drgfri says: Jul 9, 2011 5:36 PM

    @deb
    @paulieorkid

    You guys need to check into reality. You are defending the wrong guy at the wrong time. Just shut up now.

  160. dempsey63 says: Jul 9, 2011 5:46 PM

    mrcowpatty says:

    @dempsey63,

    86,

    Was a cooks way of telling the waitress that a certain item on the menu was no longer available back in the day of cafes and diners. For instant,”86 on the roast beef.”

    * * * * *

    You are correct. It is also slang for taking someone’s life, as in a Mob hit. That is why I added the attribution from Answerbag about a bartender refusing to serve a customer who has had too many drinks, so that Hines Ward fans wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that I wanted to see him bumped off.

  161. tell says: Jul 9, 2011 5:58 PM

    @Deb

    I understand Goddell is a tyrant, etc..

    BUT…two entirely different circumstances between Ben and Hines. And…the CBA is part of the contract between the NFL and the NFLPA, correct…?

    And currently, there is NO contract between the two.

    A lawyer, even Edgar Snyder (yeah, I’m from the ‘Burgh), could reasonably argue and prove that the Per. Cond. provision was not in effect because a relationship did not exist between the two entities.

    If that were the case, then the commish could punish for traffic tickets 5 years ago if unearthed…if the player was out of the game…or in college..

  162. Bubby Brister says: Jul 9, 2011 6:00 PM

    Deb, you missed my point.

    I’m a huge Ben supporter. I believe he’s innocent. Hell, I believe Bettis and Batch were as well. But there were (and let’s be honest, still are) tons and tons of fans who, like lots of people on this very comment thread, ignored the lack of evidence and wanted him off the team in favor of starting Charlie Batch, who had similar baseless allegations against him. Nobody EVER talked about those allegations against Batch OR the ones against Bettis during the whole Ben fiasco because they are beloved in Pittsburgh.

    Fast forward to a few weeks ago and Mendenhall’s overblown tweets had people banning together to get him off the team. Now, IF Ward is in fact guilty of a DUI (and it appears he’s not and I hope he’s not) I will not defend him. But I know for a fact that virtually every Steelers fan in existence would. Maybe you wouldn’t, I can’t say. But it just sickens me that the same Steelers fans who cried for months that Ben was a disgrace to Pittsburgh would defend somebody who actually committed a potentially deadly crime.

  163. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 6:36 PM

    drgfri says:
    @deb

    You guys need to check into reality. You are defending the wrong guy at the wrong time. Just shut up now.
    ———————————————–

    Read my posts before you address me. I haven’t “defended” Hines at all. Most of my posts haven’t even been about this incident.

    Yes, you should shut up now.

  164. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 6:54 PM

    @Bubby Brister …

    You’re right. I was in full-on bulldozer mode and there you were standing in the road. Sorry about that.

    Your point is well-taken, too. Fellow Steelers fans eviscerated me for arguing the case facts last year when Ben was an embarrassment. Then no charges were filed, things settled down, he came back to play well, and all was forgiven. But I expected as much. You just have to shrug and let it go. The great irony of the whole thing is that all these dimwits carry on about me luvving Ben just when I’m really not particularly fond of the guy. He didn’t commit the crime and that’s my only point, but he certainly has other behavioral issues and is extremely immature. So far he hasn’t demonstrated the work ethic for that position and salary, either. Maybe he’s changing; I hope so. But as of now, both Brister and Tomczak are ahead of him on my list of favorite Steeler QBs–by personality if not by talent :)

  165. Deb says: Jul 9, 2011 7:00 PM

    @tell …

    I see what you’re saying, but the players are still employed by the league, so I would think they’re still subject to the PCP. But I don’t know. It seems to me that Mike wrote an article on that issue near the beginning of the lockout. You might try searching PFT for “personal conduct policy” to see what articles come up. If he covered the subject, it would have been published since late March of this year.

  166. zsachse says: Jul 9, 2011 7:21 PM

    The rooney’s will cut him, they don’t tolerate criminals

  167. watermelon1 says: Jul 9, 2011 7:38 PM

    Jamal Lewis, Ray Lewis, Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward…

    I could continue with lesser known players… but man…

    STAY OUT OF GEORGIA! Those cops are out to get pro-athletes!

  168. bensstinkyfingers says: Jul 9, 2011 8:05 PM

    Ironic – The king of cheap shots, finally gets penalized fo too many cheap “shots” Even the Veteran leaders of P-Burg are irresponsible classless punks. That’s Pissburg for ya!

  169. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 9, 2011 8:21 PM

    LOL. FU CK YOU HINES!

  170. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 9, 2011 8:51 PM

    Who else thinks Deb is fat?

  171. thephantomstranger says: Jul 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    @rooneyruleblues.

    Classless. And we know you’re just trying to get her to post a picture.

  172. Deb says: Jul 10, 2011 12:53 AM

    @thephantomstranger …

    ROFL … he does seem preoccupied with me now, doesn’t he? Makes me feel a little guilty that I’ve never given him a second thought ;)

  173. connie73 says: Jul 10, 2011 7:35 AM

    Ward has just hired Ben’s PR people
    They will hush everything up just like they did with Ben. Then Ward will be off the hook
    STAY CLASSY STEELERS

  174. opiedamus says: Jul 10, 2011 9:51 AM

    robsterny says:
    Jul 9, 2011 3:23 PM
    LOL…I love this crap about ..”he was charged,not convicted”..and ..”there is a big differance”…Oh really!!…I dont know anyone who was “charged with a D.U.I.” that didnt get “convicted” or plead to driving while impared. ..Either way you screwed up!..You drove a vehicle under the influence…case closed.
    ___________________________________

    The authorities assume that you’ll accept a plea, that’s part of the game. It costs so much to defend yourself in both time and money that most folks just take the path of least resistence. If you have the time and can find enough money and fight an erroneous charge, you can and will win.

    @ Bubby Brister: I didn’t give him hell for the supposed DUI charge, I won’t give him hell for texting and driving. However, it does prove my point. He was arrested and charged with a DUI, yet he might “only” be guilty of Texting while driving. HUGE difference and one that you’d think the arresting officer would be able to distinguish.
    __________________________________

    melonnhead says:
    Jul 9, 2011 3:28 PM
    The next step is, and what they want, prohibition. That worked so well the first time around…..

    ————————————————————

    But alcohol sales bring in so much tax revenue. Way to argue out of both sides of your mouth, champ.

    When talking about a topic, it might be important to fully understand the context. MADD makes zero money off alcohol sales there “CHAMP.” The gov’t makes money off both sides of the situation – arrests and taxes on alcohol sales. MADD are the one’s that want to end alcohol availability. Way to just pop off, though, on your part.

  175. waynefontes says: Jul 10, 2011 11:18 AM

    Damn, between this and Shin Soo Choo’s DUI, not the best year for Koreans (or half-Koreans) in Americna sports.

  176. waynefontes says: Jul 10, 2011 11:18 AM

    Damn, between this and Shin Soo Choo’s DUI, not the best year for Koreans (or half-Koreans) in American sports.

  177. marilynpost says: Jul 10, 2011 11:58 AM

    Let’s NOT pubically crucify Hines Ward for what must be a good cop’s ERROR. In GA it is known that breathalzer is NOT FOOLPROOF; plenty of dui’s are mistaken test results and get dismissed;

    If you don’t know Hines Ward’s amazing football credentials in GA (college) let me mention: he was under tight watch his entire college days and NO INCIDENCES- NOTHING. as a NFL Player NO PRIOR INCIDENCES – Nothing!

    I know that the mere thought of having to play nfl football with Roethlisberger would cause a normal nfl player to turn to drink for comfort-
    but Hines Ward is Innocent.

    This case will be dismissed for lack of evidence.
    Too bad #86 must play the great game with Roethlisberger- when #86 is a better QB everyday.

  178. marilynpost says: Jul 10, 2011 12:02 PM

    I meant “puiblically” just typed it too fast- sorry

  179. Kave Krew says: Jul 10, 2011 10:52 PM

    And thank you marilynpost for concluding the Steeler Fan Legal Interpretation Club show……….

    We’ll be back next time very soon i’m sure with another episode with a new or repeated Steeler offender and the “class act” team’s legal trouble…….

    Good night everybody……drive safe…..

  180. thephantomstranger says: Jul 11, 2011 1:40 PM

    marilynpost says:
    Jul 10, 2011 12:02 PM
    I meant “puiblically” just typed it too fast- sorry
    ___________

    I’m saving this one for my collection.

  181. tombradysponytail says: Jul 11, 2011 1:57 PM

    @thephantomstranger says:
    Jul 9, 2011 11:54 PM

    Classless. And we know you’re just trying to get her to post a picture
    ___________

    I gotta say. You might be the only one, worldwide, that wants to see a picture of Deb.

  182. ravenator says: Jul 11, 2011 7:13 PM

    And what exactly did Rice say that was so bad? That a DUI is not a good look? Considering he had a family member killed by a drunk driver, he sure could have said a whole lot worse. People defending Hines Ward seriously need to readjust their outlook on life.

  183. supashug says: Jul 12, 2011 12:37 PM

    .0218 = drunk, end of story

  184. footballrulz says: Jul 12, 2011 3:51 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Jul 11, 2011 1:40 PM
    marilynpost says:
    Jul 10, 2011 12:02 PM
    I meant “puiblically” just typed it too fast- sorry
    ___________

    I’m saving this one for my collection.
    ********************************************Priceless

  185. enders9 says: Jul 13, 2011 8:26 AM

    It’s hilarious watching Steeler fans do whatever they can to defend Hines.

    To see a picture of Deb, just google “fat steeler chick”

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