Police: Hines Ward failed sobriety tests, hit curb

On Saturday, the lawyer for receiver Hines Ward said his client was not impaired when arrested for a DUI over the weekend.  The police report from the incident tells a different story.

Cops who pulled Ward over said he had bloodshot, glassy eyes, according to the Associated Press.  He failed a series of field sobriety tests, and was pulled over after Ward’s car hit a curb in Georgia.

We’re a little confused why Ward would so vehemently deny the charges when he knew he failed tests and the police report would inevitably come out.

Not owning up to the charges will only bring about more negative attention.

143 responses to “Police: Hines Ward failed sobriety tests, hit curb

  1. Yeah goes on further to prove that football players in general are typically not the smartes tools in the shed. SMDH, dude was tore up.

  2. Because Ward is a piece of garbage. He plays the game dirty by blind siding players, taking cheap shots and overall being a jack @$$ which is why STeeler Fans love him. So All of you can start defending him now like the sheep you are. You defend your rapist QB and now a drunk driver. I guess Steeler fans would support OJ if he came there.

  3. I believe that Hines’ agent said he was not impaired “by alcohol” when he was driving. Leaving the door open that he was impaired by something else.

  4. Did he deny drunk driving or Driving under the influence?

    He might not have been drunk but he does look somewhat high in the mugshot. Maybe he was smoking weed?

  5. Stay tuned for his new show.

    Hines Ward; Fully Baked

    I guess he’s not getting that Georgia Home Cooking after all….

    Oh well. I cannot spare any pity for rich people too stupid to call a cab / limo / lacky to come pick their inebriated ass up.

  6. Hines should have talked to his lawyer beforehand…you don’t have to do those dog tricks (a.k.a. roadside sobriety tests) when the cops tell you to.

  7. Come on. Would any guy picked up on a DUI say “I was drunk as a skunk, weaving all over the road, and need to have my butt kicked”?

    That denial statement was issued by his attorney. Note terms like “our preliminary investigation,” and “not impaired” as opposed to “not drinking.” I think that’s referred to as “plausible deniability” rather than outright denial.

    Hines … if you couldn’t stay in your lane or get through the alphabet, you need to have your butt kicked.

  8. Andrew Ree actually wrote: “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.”

    “Not impaired by alcohol” is not the same as “not impaired.” It may come out that Ward was impaired by something other than alcohol once the facts have been straightened out. Or it may come out that his lawyer wasn’t being as truthful as some may hope.

  9. He’s a pittsburgh steeler, they’re known for getting away with serious crimes especially one’s in the bathroom stall of a nightclub……

  10. Hines is pulling a Tron.

    Tron: “I plead the fif! FIVE! 1,2,3,4, fiiiif! Anything you say! FIIIF! Go ahead and ask me a question!”

    Senator: “Did you?”

    Tron: “Fiiif!””

  11. No excuse for DUI, HW should be issuing an apology through his agent rather than a denial…makes the situation a whole lot worse.

  12. Hines is probably denying it because he probably denied the Breathalyzer. Refuse the breathalyzer and try to turn it into a he said she said debate.

    His lawyer must have prepared him well…

  13. Hines messed up the alphabet test. Which only came up because when thought he was turning into his crib, it turned out to be the curb.

  14. Yeah, cops never lie when filing out police reports… Oh wait, it does happen sometimes! I’m not saying the cops lied – or that Hines is lying, because I wasn’t there and I don’t know – but I have seen cops lie in the reports. Of course the cops get the benefit of the doubt, just like they are getting here.

  15. “I’ve failed a series of field sobriety tests completly sober. It’s not unheard of.”

    So maybe you’re an uncoordinated oaf. Ward is a highly skilled professional athlete. That excuse won’t fly for him

  16. Even if he wasn’t impaired by alcohol, like some of you said it could have weed or other prescription drugs, he should not have gotten behind the wheels. He’s not only putting himself at risk, but others too. Call a cab, get a driver, find a sober friend, there are so many ways you can avoid it.

  17. Hines tripped up when the cop asked him how many “S’s” there were in the word “sobriety”.

    “Jusht one”.

  18. @eastsideballa …

    The woman had a medical exam that showed she didn’t have sex with Roethlisberger or anyone else in that bathroom, jackass. So if we’re going by the EVIDENCE, what you’re saying is that the Steelers have a history of being falsely accused in Georgia.

  19. I am in constant amazement listening to the Hinesward crybabys and jock sniffers try to blame the cops, the laws of the land that apply to all the rest of us or racism (even though plenty of white stars, mel gibson anyone have been arrested for dui)

    Its all a conspiracy, the cops planted booze in the bar. Then when he was driving erraticlly at 3:50 am because the cops messed with his car while he was in the bar. And we all know that at that time of night, curbs just jump out in the road to play chicken.He failed the sobriety tests, that were filmed, because the cops doctored the film/

    One more comment for those in denial, because they obviously do not have the IQ to figure it out:
    the above was all sarcasm. Oh yeah get a life

  20. If the sobriety test was not dropping someone right on their head then I believe he might have been sober….

    I’ve seen him do it on TV.

  21. But…but…the Steelers never do anything wrong! They’re a flawless squeaky clean organization!

  22. Maybe it was the hangdog look, maybe it was the “Obey and Protect” T shirt, but somehow Hines ended up incarcerated in the pound instead of the local jail.

  23. “We’re a little confused why Ward would so vehemently deny the charges when he knew he failed tests and the police report would inevitably come out.”

    Why? It’s called stupidity.

  24. If he couldn’t pass a field sobriety test, he shouldn’t have been driving and will have to deal with the legal consequences. End of discussion.

    But his bad behavior doesn’t make the rest of you better people by comparison. Based on your comments, most of you are sludge in the bottom of a coffee pot … after a week or two of mold has collected.

  25. And yet another reason why attorney’s always tell you to NEVER submit to a sobriety test–whether you actually ARE drunk (and know it) or if you’re dead sober. Sobriety tests are to do ONE thing. Collect evidence against you. And the bottom line is that people can fail them sober (I can’t pass them–vertigo and no balance due to inner ear problem), or pass them drunk. But in either case, the police report will say the same thing. “Slurred speech, red eyes, liquor smell” etc. etc. If they think you’re drunk, it’s highly like you will be arrested. If you are NOT drunk, the best thing to do is simply submit to the breathalyzer (required in many states such as AZ–or you can choose to have blood drawn at the police station–which some attorney’s suggest) and be done with it. But even in AZ, even if you pass the breathalyzer, they can still arrest you for suspicion–very broad alcohol related laws here–though you’re unlikely to be prosecuted–unless, of course, you failed your sobriety tests, too (which is why attorney’s advise you politely decline). Given Hines is a professional athlete, if he WAS drunk (and knew it), he likely thought he could pass the sobriety test anyway (and I know a drunk gymnast that did). But if he was truly sober, there’s no way he’d fail it. So either the cops are lying through their teeth, or Hines rolled the dice and came up craps. Sad to see it. Seems like a good guy.

  26. If only a field sobriety test consisted of Hines smashing the crown of his helmet into the jaw/neck of an unsuspecting bystander…

  27. Another one of my comments vaporized…LOL I usually don’t make a comment on it when it happens but I am always puzzled as to why it happens.
    I wish I could figure out the rules that make the censors delete posts so I could…you know…avoid those things. No bad language or anything…just poof. Why is there such a mystery as to the posting rules here???

    Anyway…the basic gist was why don’t people who love to drink or do drugs to the point they are impaired just stay at home and do them to their hearts’ content? I wouldn’t care one bit if they want to do that to themselves. They’re adults and can choose that if they wish with all the legal consequences that may arise. Once they get behind the wheel they affect innocent people though so it’s everyone’s business.

  28. People who stick up or defend Hines Ward are losers (as is Ward for DD). I understand we are all fans and support our team but we should not support stupidity and piss poor decision-making.

  29. He was baked for sure, why else would they specifically deny his use of alcohol and just say he was not impaired, period

  30. “fringetastic says:
    Jul 11, 2011 6:06 PM
    Yeah, cops never lie when filing out police reports… Oh wait, it does happen sometimes! I’m not saying the cops lied – or that Hines is lying, because I wasn’t there and I don’t know – but I have seen cops lie in the reports. Of course the cops get the benefit of the doubt, just like they are getting here.”
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    On the flip side, laywers/ agents ALWAYS lie and try to spin spin spin the truth. So, therefore, Hines was drunk as a skunk.

  31. Karma for the King of Cheap Shots. It’s really nice to not see that cheesy grin on Hineys Face for once. What no defense, from Deb the “lawyer by association on this one?” Wow that’s a first, oh wait, she just defended Ben again, since all she has to do is paste the same paragraph we’ve all seen now over 200 times regarding Big Ben -the born again, God fearing choir boy for a few months. Blah Blah What a joke the Steelers organization is, they are making the Bengals look good. Proud to be a Browns Fan!

  32. Sure sounds like a bunch of jealous crybaby fans of crap teams hating on the best franchise in football. Also love the comments on him being a cheap shot artist. Like that has anything to do with getting a dui. Idiots. Hines ward is a hof wr that plays the game the way its supposed to be played. I hope he smacks your favorite player on the mouth and breaks their jaw

  33. Being a diehard Steelers fan, and reading all these things about Hines, I only have one thing to say: “Alcohol’s one helluva drug!”

    Just man up, 86 and keep it movin’.

  34. Hines blames it on the lockout and dyslexia. Without a scrub to wreck, he drives into curbs.

  35. After numerous tests it was determined that Hines was driving under the influence of entitlement.

  36. Weed, coke, meth, purple drank, prescrip drugs, booze………doesn’t matter.

    Impaired is impaired.

    I’m sure he refused any blood test which means he will probably lose his license, but they won’t have any evdidence to convict him on DWI.

  37. He blew a .128 blood alcohol level. He wasn’t smoking weed, the dude just straight up lied.

    All those Steelers fans defending him are nowhere to be found anymore. How weird.

    Suspend him for two or three games.

    Go Steelers.

    P.S. He’s still one of the NFL’s best WRs of the past 15 years and there is no such thing as a classy organization anymore. NFL players are largely idiots in general. The uniform they wear has nothing to do with that… unless they play for the Bengals.

  38. He’s a Steeler of prominence so he’ll just get a paultry suspension, since the Commish kisses Rooney’s ass…just like the arrangement for the rapist quarterback. I love America!!!

  39. Works Hard, Plays Hard, Whines Hard, Lies Hard.

    PS- Some people in this thread are saying maybe Ward wasn’t drunk, but instead may have been high on weed. If he *was* high on weed, running into curbs, and couldn’t pass a field sobriety test, he is one serious NOOB when it comes to weed.

  40. My guess is that, being a Steeler, he will not miss a minute of playing time over this.

  41. From TMZ…….

    “According to the DeKalb County Police report, the officer spotted Ward’s Aston Martin driving erratically — which Ward told the officer was because he had dropped his phone.

    An officer gave Hines a “follow my finger” field sobriety test — during which the officer says Ward lacked “smooth pursuit” and suffered from nystagmus (fancy word for involuntary eye movement).

    The officer says Ward also had a hard time keeping his balance during a “walk and turn evaluation.”

    The report says Ward agreed to take a breathalyzer … blew .128 — the legal limit is .08 — and was arrested for DUI. DeKalb authorities tell us the .128 was an unofficial reading that is not admissible in court — and Ward refused to take a second, official test.

    According to the report, Ward admitted drinking 2 Coronas … three hours before he was pulled over — however, he maintains he was not drunk at the time of his arrest.”

  42. @bensstinkyfingers says:
    Jul 11, 2011 7:12 PM
    Karma for the King of Cheap Shots. It’s really nice to not see that cheesy grin on Hineys Face for once. What no defense, from Deb the “lawyer by association on this one?” Wow that’s a first, oh wait, she just defended Ben again, since all she has to do is paste the same paragraph we’ve all seen now over 200 times regarding Big Ben -the born again, God fearing choir boy for a few months. Blah Blah What a joke the Steelers organization is, they are making the Bengals look good. Proud to be a Browns Fan!

    * * * * *
    Hey stinky, I bet you filled your drool cup waiting to pounce on this series of stories! Just like you lurk to post about EVERY negative Steeler story. Yes, if Hines is proven guilty of this, he deserves whatever punishment is appropriate by law and the NFL. Case closed. The result remains to be seen. And nice job bringing Ben’s old news up. Did you hear the one about Fats Holmes shooting at a helicopter? No?

    But you see, some Steeler fans (including Deb) are not blindly supporting acts that are found to be illegal. I know that makes you upset. Being a Browns fan must be really terrible. Glad you can take some comfort in a negative story about the Steelers instead of a positive story about the Browns, since THERE RARELY ARE ANY OF THOSE, now ain’t that right?!

    GO STEELERS!!

  43. @bensstinkyfingers says:
    Jul 11, 2011 7:12 PM
    Karma for the King of Cheap Shots. It’s really nice to not see that cheesy grin on Hineys Face for once. What no defense, from Deb the “lawyer by association on this one?” Wow that’s a first, oh wait, she just defended Ben again, since all she has to do is paste the same paragraph we’ve all seen now over 200 times regarding Big Ben -the born again, God fearing choir boy for a few months. Blah Blah What a joke the Steelers organization is, they are making the Bengals look good. Proud to be a Browns Fan!

    * * * * *
    Hey stinky, I bet you filled your drool cup waiting to pounce on this series of stories! Just like you lurk to post about EVERY negative Steeler story. Yes, if Hines is proven guilty of this, he deserves whatever punishment is appropriate by law and the NFL. Case closed. The result remains to be seen. And nice job bringing Ben’s old news up. Did you hear the one about Fats Holmes shooting at a helicopter? No?

    But you see, some Steeler fans (including Deb) are not blindly supporting acts that are found to be illegal. I know that makes you upset. Being a Browns fan must be really terrible. Glad you can take some comfort in a negative story about the Steelers instead of a positive story about the Browns, since THERE RARELY ARE ANY OF THOSE, now ain’t that right?!

    GO STEELERS!!

  44. hobartbaker says:

    “After numerous tests it was determined that Hines was driving under the influence of entitlement.”

    Hobart, you rock!

  45. Follow the link and read the story, Squealer fans …. Ward ADMITTED to drinking a few hours earlier, and failed an on-the-scene breathalyzer test before refusing one on the machine at the station.

    He drove drunk, and then his lawyer lied about it.

  46. SOP in a DUI stop is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test. That’s where they hold up a finger and tell you to follow it with your eyes, not moving your head. Nearly 99% of people, when sober, will be able to do it without having their eyeballs bounce as the eyes move to the side (there is a very uncommon genetic thing that causes some peoples’ eyes to bounce when they are sober). Everyone that is intoxicated – on weed, booze, or what have you – will fail this test. Don’t believe me? Try it. If you are having an adult bev with a friend right now, have them look at your finger, placed between 12 and 18 inches in front of their eyes, and move it slowly to each side. If they have had enough to drink, you WILL see their eyes bounce as they track to the side (it’s actually kinda creepy the first time you see it). We do it as a fun party thing all the time to see who is getting wasted (I was on a DUI jury where we got a butt load of education on the HGN test). I will guarantee that Ward was given, and failed, the HGN test during this stop. You can’t fool it, or trick it, or cheat on it. You can, of course, lie about it afterwards, but that won’t make much of a difference during sentencing.

  47. So many TOOLS on this Site.. Its rather Comical… All of you want to bash other teams players cause you dont like that team.. When in your own locker room, there is garaunteed to be a half a dozen or more guys with the same Legal issues!! Grow up tools!!
    Hines ward Drinking and driving is Stupid and Disappointing to those of us Steeler fans who are normal people.. I dont think any of us are OK with it.. But for so many folks to start bashing the guy cause they dont like the Steelers is Ridiculous..How about we bash him just because he made a stupid decision that Could have cost himself or worse, other innocent people their lives.. it has nothing to do with football!! And those of you who call Hines ward a dirty Football player are just proving you dont know football and MOST LIKELY Never played at a level higher than Pop Warner.. Just for the Record, it is NO WHERE in any football rule book at any level that you have to only block guys that see you coming!! MORONS!! there is a football phrase called (having your head ona swivel” and from the earliest ages of playing football, coaches teach taht to their players…ITS FOR A REASON!!! your opponent is allowed to hit you when you arent looking.. now if Any of you can show me one video clip of Ward nailing a Guy IN THE BACK, then we can talk.. but my money says you cant find that clip..So get a clue..For every instance of Hines drilling a guy when he isnt looking, I can show you one of your beloved Ray Ray or Ed Reed doing the exact same thing!!! And Dont get me started on Suggs.. The Moral of the Story….Wards Decision to drive under the influence has NOTHING to do with Football nor does it make any statement about the team/organization he plays for!! Get A Grip Tools!!!

  48. It hasn’t been disclosed yet, but Hines Ward had the Allstate Mayhem GPS system installed in his car last week so he could save $5 on his car insurance: Turn hard right NOW!!

  49. Deb says:
    Jul 11, 2011 6:13 PM
    @eastsideballa …

    The woman had a medical exam that showed she didn’t have sex with Roethlisberger or anyone else in that bathroom, jackass. So if we’re going by the EVIDENCE, what you’re saying is that the Steelers have a history of being falsely accused in Georgia.

    Huh???…DEB…more than anyone else out here…you have said some pretty dumb things.

    Of course honey..you’re correct…he walked around w/little Ben hanging out..waiting for the nearest college bimbette to beg him for the honor..When noone begged..he took.

    Fear not..Ben found God..and another dumb woman..We all know now…rape doesn’t count

  50. I wonder if he was drunk when he dropped his dancing with the stars partner…. Hmmmmm … Lol sorry that was a Hines Ward (cheap shot)

  51. Wow, Its not hard to see whats wrong with our country to day after reading this website and seeing how many MORONS there really are out there!! wow…you are some very sad people.. Most of which i am willing to bet have driven under the influence in the last year making you a bunch of freaking hypocrites along with just being flat out unintelligent!! Have a great day!

  52. After numerous tests it was determined that Hines was driving under the influence of entitlement.

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    You are just knocking em out of the park lately hobart!

  53. @mistrezzrachael …

    I’m a rape survivor, so rape does count for me. That’s why I take the evidence in rape cases seriously and why I spent hours reviewing the police files and witness statements in the Roethlisberger case, and I know someone who worked the case. I wouldn’t post that the evidence shows no rape occurred if it weren’t true.

    Based on your comments, you are a vulgar hard-nosed broad who’s about as opposite me as it’s possible to get. That’s fine. And you’ve been dogging my posts for months now with your nasty snipes. That’s fine, too. But even you should take this subject more seriously. Ben Roethlisberger is an ass, but he didn’t rape anyone. And false accusations make it harder for real victims to get justice.

  54. I want to try my hand at Steeler Fan Law Interpretation……….

    Failed the sobriety test……he probably just used mouthwash and you know those mouthwashs are notorious for failing people on the sobriety test

    Tripped over a curb……..the flashlight was inhis eyes and he could’t see where he was stepping

    Slurred his words…….was demonstrating to the officers how a stroke victim may sound in case they get a call for a person having a stroke…..

    In spite of all the evidence against him, i believe he is innocent and the truth will come out……if not, the he was set up…….he may own up to it, and for that i will greatly respect him……..he may deny, and for that i will believe him……

    Any which way you look at it Hines Ward remained classy during the whole booking procedure and will remain classy in Steeler Nation……becuz we are about being classy…….

    Man, that was exhausting trying to defend a turd and be classy at the same time……

    Ok…back to reality…

    Out

  55. TMZ says a waiter is saying that Ward was drinking at a bar called the “Buckhead Bottle Bar” and left about 1:30a.m, about an hour before he got busted and like 4 miles down the road.

  56. stairwayto7 says:

    Another SEC player in trouble
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    Really? I mean … really???? 🙄

    *******
    @bensstinkyfingers … Believe me, we’re all proud you’re a Browns fan … though I can’t speak for the poor Browns.

    *******
    @CKL … Thank you for making me smile. And yes, why don’t they just stay home?

    ******
    @managod777 … Dude, if your name is supposed to mean “man of God,” you need a name change or an attitude adjustment.

    ******
    @pitch87mph … Smart post.

    ******
    @Bubby Brister …

    A three-game suspension? Goodell didn’t suspend Vince Young after his arrest last season for assault! Get a grip. This is a matter for the legal system. If Goodell suspends Ward, he’d better be able to demonstrate that he’s suspended every player who has ever been picked up on a DUI with no prior disciplinary issues on his record.

  57. Sure sounds like a bunch of jealous crybaby fans of crap teams hating on the best franchise in football.

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    I dunno man, it would take only a few bad seasons to put them back in the all-time losers column.

  58. Hey Hiney, you can officially become a Bengal now, lol. You know you always wanted to be one. Now’s your chance.

  59. he still has dancing with stars championship! He’s such a punk that this may be the greatest thing that could have happened to him. yes steelers puke he’s a punk so it’s finally time to admit it,!!!

  60. @Deb:

    Much respect for the level of research you’ve done on the Roethlisberger case and for sticking to your guns.

    But I implore you to stop being so easily baited by trolls dredging up Georgia when talking about the Steelers.

    I think these people literally stare at the clock counting the minutes from when they post their provocations to the time that you respond to them.

    Maybe if you disappointed them once in awhile they might leave it alone and go trolling for attention elsewhere.

  61. I bet that Ward was drunk and failed the tests….then I again I wouldn’t be surprised if a cop or two lied on the police report I’ve seen it before

  62. Good News…no suspension for Hines! You see TMZ said the DUI occured in the Buckhead area of Atlanta and you know what that means sports fans? Yes the Ray Lewis exclusion kicks in.

    You see as long as your in the magical land called Buckhead you can party with guys who stop to buy switchblades before clubbing, you can leave two bodies on the ground after clubbing, you can be seen disposing of your bloody clothes in a trash can, lie about the circumstances of the two bodies, get convicted of lying, pay a fine with NO SUSPENSION.

    Very disappointed in any DUI, but thank goodness it occured in Ray Ray Land!

  63. You Steeler fans are going to give yourself a stroke defending this knucklehead. Instead of defending him, you (Steeler fans) and Hines should be thankful he did not harm or kill anyone including himself in this episode. I’m sure the Rooneys are just so proud of him right know.

  64. The egos of these football players are out of control. I hope the owners get the better deal. I’m tired of their childish off the field behavior.

  65. Hines Ward is reigning champion of…………………..”Drinking With Cars.”

  66. Wow the comments from all the Ravens fans over the past 2 days have been something…especially Ray Rices’ comments about Ward being suspended and his brother was killed by a drunk driver…Didn’t your team just draft someone by the name of Jimmy Smith? hmmmmmmm. How many times has this guy been in trouble with the law and has yet to play in his first NFL game?

    If you think the Steelers have no class then what do the Ravens organization have? you consider that a classy organization?

  67. @ eastsideballa …

    The woman had a medical exam that showed she didn’t have sex with Roethlisberger or anyone else in that bathroom, jackass. So if we’re going by the EVIDENCE, what you’re saying is that the Steelers have a history of being falsely accused in Georgia.

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    Oh, you mean the EVIDENCE that the Georgia DA DIDN’T have against Ray Lewis. Yes, I ALWAYS see the Steeler fans point to that lack of evidence when referring objectively to that case on this site. Sorry, , but if I constantly have to hear that Ray Lewis is a murderer despite the LACK OF EVIDENCE, then you have to hear that Toothlessburger and Whines Hard are a rapist and a drunk respectively. We know they are both sainted Squealers, so they would never do anything like that, right?

  68. Wow the comments from all the Ravens fans over the past 2 days have been something…especially Ray Rices’ comments about Ward being suspended and his brother was killed by a drunk driver…Didn’t your team just draft someone by the name of Jimmy Smith? hmmmmmmm. How many times has this guy been in trouble with the law and has yet to play in his first NFL game?

    If you think the Steelers have no class then what do the Ravens organization have? you consider that a classy organization?

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    I absolutely DO consider the Ravens to be a classy organization. Steve Bicciotti is one of the best owners in sports, and Ozzie Newsome may be the best general manager.

    Stop the BS, dude. Players are drafted, and then teams (ALL teams, including the Sainted Steelers) expect them to be mature and act like adults. Sometimes that happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Newsome is betting that some of the strong personalities in the Ravens locker room (R. Lewis, R. Rice, T. Suggs, E. Reed, etc….) will keep Smith on the right path. Will they? Time will tell.

    The reason you are hearing from so many Ravens fans on here is that we are SO TIRED of hearing from HYPOCRITICAL STEELER FANS about how Ravens players spend their spare time knock over liqour stores with ski masks on, while the great Steelers NEVER have ane no any players in trouble. The Ravens have no more – and no less – trouble than the Steelers or any other team. Some of you need to think about that before you post your assinine posts about Ray Lewis. I’m out…

  69. These comments start to sound like teenagers arguing on xbox live sometimes. As a Steelers fan I hope Hines gets suspended for a game. No fans really have room to talk about criminals on other teams. Name a team that has never had a player get a DUI. C’mon Ravens fans your team has had a few too, quit acting like choirboys. This is the fir Steelers player arrested since Jeff Reed in ’09 so quit exaggerating about how terrible they are compared to the rest of the league.

  70. I want to try my hand at Steeler Fan Law Interpretation……….

    Failed the sobriety test……he probably just used mouthwash and you know those mouthwashs are notorious for failing people on the sobriety test

    Tripped over a curb……..the flashlight was inhis eyes and he could’t see where he was stepping

    Slurred his words…….was demonstrating to the officers how a stroke victim may sound in case they get a call for a person having a stroke…..

    In spite of all the evidence against him, i believe he is innocent and the truth will come out……if not, the he was set up…….he may own up to it, and for that i will greatly respect him……..he may deny, and for that i will believe him……

    Any which way you look at it Hines Ward remained classy during the whole booking procedure and will remain classy in Steeler Nation……becuz we are about being classy…….

    Man, that was exhausting trying to defend a turd and be classy at the same time……

    Ok…back to reality…

    Out

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    Classic! A Masterpiece!

  71. this is the second time in a month he has been pulled over by the po po for not doing anything wrong. Three times is the charm anf after this it will get him jail time for sure.

    After dancing with the stars he will have plenty of suiters in jail

  72. About time this media darling/phony got exposed!!!

    As Charles Barkley (don’t worry, the ex-NBA star has something to say about anything) once said “the guys you really think are good guys, they’re jackasses! They’re just trying to kiss up to the media.”

  73. Message from Pittsburgh: Besides those who see through a pair of black and yellow glasses, most of us in Pittsburgh see Ward for what he is. He’s a powermonger with less class than a highschool dropout. Forget the smile, forget the crackbacks, forget the D.U.I. This guy is a huge face in this league and it will pass whether we like it or not. Crucify him or glorify him it doesnt matter. Hes just another rich and self absorbed athlete. He can sit on a bottle for all I care.

  74. C’mon Ravens fans your team has had a few too, quit acting like choirboys.

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    Dude, we AREN’T acting like choirboys. The Ravens have certainly had their share of run-ins with the law. We just don’t make ourselves out to be the sainted franchise of the NFL like Steeler Fans do.

    To be fair, I went on the “turd watch” section on this site and checked the arrest records of both the Steelers and the Ravens. Since the beginning of 2009 (as far back as the site goes), the Steelers have had two players arrested (Jeff Reed for disorderly conduct and Ward for the DUI). So how many have the Ravens had? 10? 12? Nope. TWO! One for a player who has never played a down for the team (Sergio Kindle – DUI) and one for an assistant coach (Andy Moeller – DUI). OK, so you tell me how the Ravens are any worse than the great, straight-and-narrow Steelers….I’m waiting. Hypocrites!

    P.S. Before any of you Steeler apologists check my reserach, yes, Dante Stallworth is on the list. He was a Brown at the time of his arrest…not a Raven.

  75. Theravenlives – You’re making the same point I’m trying to. I didn’t say the Ravens were worse than the Steelers. I think most teams are about the same, some just get more coverage than others. But to your point why does it make it better that the Ravens signed Stallworth after the crime?

  76. I love how articles can bring out haters. Hines is an idiot for driving drunk, agreed. But, give the dirty player stuff a rest. He is the toughest SOB on offense in the NFL. Maybe I’m just old school but, I think if he played defense…and made the same hits that he does on offense, everyone would be praising him saying how he is like Ronnie Lott or Jack Tatum.

    The fact is, no matter what the game is, Hines takes it to the limit. And if people around the NFL are so mad about contact rules (that would apply to both the Steelers and the Ravens) why do they whine whenever there is real contact?

    Hines isn’t chopping at the knees, he hits people in the mouth. If you don’t like it, light him up!! There have been plenty of “bounties” on his head and I think everyone is just mad that no one has been able to collect on them. If players don’t like someone, they shut him up. Ochocinco has gotten blasted, same with T.O. He is a 180 lb WIDE RECEIVER!!! It’s not hard to find him with his gaurd down. Finnegan did.

    I don’t care either way with the Steelers and Ravens but, I know if I were a Steelers fan, I wouldn’t care what Ravens’ fans said since they can’t beat the Steelers when it counts…or even when Ben is playing for that matter. And arguing crimes is pointless. Especially given the Ravens signed an already convicted murderer last year and have another accused one on their team. Those 2 trump an accused rapist and drunk driver if you ask me. And didn’t Sergio Kindle get a DUI recently?

    Haha, can’t wait to watch these 2 teams play on 9/11. There will be blood.

  77. A lot of Steeler hate I see. Although I don’t agree with Hines drinking and driving he is still a first ballet HOF and the Steelers are a first class organization. So hate on haters will just keep adding rings!

  78. I enjoy Deb’s responses. At least she does her research and makes since when she comments. I acually learn some things from her, instead of a bunch of off the wall stupid comments from some Steeler haters.

  79. richm2256 says:
    Jul 11, 2011 8:55 PM

    Follow the link and read the story, Squealer fans …. Ward ADMITTED to drinking a few hours earlier, and failed an on-the-scene breathalyzer test before refusing one on the machine at the station.

    He drove drunk, and then his lawyer lied about it.
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    I for one, am shocked by this development. A criminal attorney lied to the media and said his client didn’t do it?? NO WAY!

    LOL at Raven fan hypocrisy about supporting a drunk driving football player. Where did anyone get the idea that the Steelers are “the sainted franchise of the NFL?” Either you’ve built your rival team up to that level all on your own, or you really get sensitive when football fans (some of them who actually think pink football jerseys look good on them) on the internet say outlandish things.

  80. @theravenlives2 …

    Yes, I posted about the evidence in the Roethlisberger case. I’ve also posted many times in defense of Ray Lewis. Before you use my words to attack the hypocrisy of Steelers fans, at least take the trouble to learn whether I’ve been one of those hypocrites.

    @realitypolice …

    You’re right … I just can’t stand people using rape as a football catcall. The hilarious irony in all this is that I think Ben is a big jerk. His continuing immaturity blows my mind. And I don’t know whether he just doesn’t apply himself to film study or it doesn’t sink in–either way it drives me nuts. Defending him is like having to constantly chaperone your idiot cousin.

    @dickroy …

    Thank you 🙂

  81. steelernation6 says:
    Jul 11, 2011 7:16 PM
    Sure sounds like a bunch of jealous crybaby fans of crap teams hating on the best franchise in football. Also love the comments on him being a cheap shot artist. Like that has anything to do with getting a dui. Idiots. Hines ward is a hof wr that plays the game the way its supposed to be played. I hope he smacks your favorite player on the mouth and breaks their jaw

    Duece5 says

    No, not really dude. Sure, some Ravens and other AFC fans are going to throw a whole bunch of crap your way. The reality is alot of NFL players just aren’t very bright, including your most recent dull lightbulb, Mr. Ward. Has nothing to do with winning or championships. Has everything to do with his own actions.

    You really don’t have to blindly defend a guy who obviously made a stupid mistake. It just makes you look as stupid as him.

  82. @Steeler’s Will …

    Thank you! I don’t know where these clowns are getting that we make our players out to be saints. That’s idiotic. I wouldn’t make my closest friends out to be saints, let alone a bunch of guys I don’t know who happen to wear my team’s colors. Human beings screw up. The only people who seem to think they and their teams are saints are all the ones here casting stones like they have never done anything wrong in their lives. I’m just happy not to be standing next to them while they’re tempting those lightning strikes. 😯

  83. Deb says:
    Jul 11, 2011 10:20 PM

    A three-game suspension? Goodell didn’t suspend Vince Young after his arrest last season for assault! Get a grip. This is a matter for the legal system. If Goodell suspends Ward, he’d better be able to demonstrate that he’s suspended every player who has ever been picked up on a DUI with no prior disciplinary issues on his record.
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    That he failed to suspend VY was MINDBOGGLING to me…just insane. IT WAS ON TAPE for goodness sakes. How much more evidence w/o an actual conviction does he NEED???

    And if he suspends Ward for a single DUI , much as I loathe that people drive drunk, Steelers fans have a case to call for his removal from office. I can’t recall a single player he’s suspended for even 2 DUIs. Look at Dwayne Jarrett. His team dumped him after DUI #2 IIRC. The NFL did nothing to him.

  84. CKL, you are one of the most rational commenters on the board. I would say it’s obviously a female trait. But then I’m reminded of mistrezzrachael 🙂

  85. @ Deb,

    I try. Not that I won’t defend “my guys” sometimes and hate on rivals, but fair is fair.

    Not sure the mistrezz is actually a woman. 🙂

  86. Well my cousin and his fiance are street sweepers and they claim curbs are too tall and that’s why they get hit all the time!

    They told me, so now I am an expert (right, like I wasn’t before).

    I really need to get a life!

  87. @ Deb

    In Roethlisberger’s rape case, the tests at the hospital actually did find human, male DNA – meaning there was sexual contact – it just wasn’t of sufficient quantity to test it against Roethlisberger’s. So, before you go calling someone a jackass for not knowing the facts, you might want to educate yourself. Otherwise, you kind of look like the jackass.

  88. Police lie all the time about the “bloodshot, glassy eyes”. Their DWI report has a check-box for that, and I guarantee you there’s never been a DWI arrest in history without that box checked. So that statement is irrelevant. Hitting the curb, that’s another story. The police car’s camera should be able to tell if the arrest was legal or not. And if the arrest was legal, then the blood-alcohol test results will tell if he was over the limit.

  89. @burry81 …

    She didn’t claim sexual contact, she claimed vaginal rape–full-on intercourse. When people have intercourse, they leave behind hair, semen, and other bodily fluids and/or chemicals from a condom. None of those were found in the course of the examination. The one small speck of DNA–not semen, not seminal fluid, but DNA–that was found on her person was so small and so degraded that it could not be tested for identity using the most advanced testing methods available. That’s because it was likely left behind following showering from a much earlier sexual encounter. When asked by the press if she’d had sex with anyone else that day, DA Fred Bright said he could not comment because that would be violating the accuser’s privacy.

    I am thoroughly familiar with the police files, the results of the medical exam, and the comments from the authorities. Are you?

  90. And burry81 …

    I’ve spent hours and hours researching the case and going over the files with lawyers and other professionals for more than a year. You’re late to the party and your asinine behavior might impress the little boys but it doesn’t make you a big man. And to those who’ve been around a while, it just kinda makes you look like a jackass.

  91. Deb says:
    She didn’t claim sexual contact, she claimed vaginal rape–full-on intercourse. When people have intercourse, they leave behind hair, semen, and other bodily fluids and/or chemicals from a condom. None of those were found in the course of the examination. The one small speck of DNA–not semen, not seminal fluid, but DNA–that was found on her person was so small and so degraded that it could not be tested for identity using the most advanced testing methods available. That’s because it was likely left behind following showering from a much earlier sexual encounter. When asked by the press if she’d had sex with anyone else that day, DA Fred Bright said he could not comment because that would be violating the accuser’s privacy.

    I am thoroughly familiar with the police files, the results of the medical exam, and the comments from the authorities. Are you?

    PWNED!

  92. lets face it , MONEY is the ruin of many young boys, As jocks gain wealth they loose touch with thr real world, they get bullit proof.dog proof,sex proof and then they pay the price ,but, lets face it we will pay there price to see,feel ,and smell the game, lighten up on the boys of winter, what would real men do withoput football and it crazies,steel bo

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