July 09, 2011 06:11 PM by Kristin Watson
Dancing with the Stars champion Hines Ward was arrested for a DUI in the early morning of July 9 in Georgia. Claims by the ABC reality show dance-champ that he wasn’t drunk, leave fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers star wondering: What gives? Read on to find out…
As news began to circulate Hines Ward was arrested for a DUI on Saturday morning we thought, “no this can’t be.” Sure, during last season’s Dancing with the Stars the NFL wide receiver was caught in a police mix-up that involved a misplaced car and handcuffs, but he came out of that unscathed. There’s no way he was caught driving under the influence, this has to be a mistake too, right?
According to claims, it might just be. Andrew Ree, a manager for Hines Ward, released the following statement about the claim Ward wasn’t impaired: ”(Ward) cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions.”
Ree added, “We are currently in the process of ascertaining all the facts. From our preliminary investigation we can tell you that we are confident that the facts will show that Hines was not impaired by alcohol while driving. However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction.”
Ward was arrested and booked in DeKalb County, Georgia and later released on $1,000 bail. It looks like we’ll be following this story as it develops and more details come to light as the investigation goes on.
Hines Ward was a fan favorite during his winning season of Dancing with the Stars, so this has to be a bit confusing for his fans. Sure, he’s human, but it’s still a shock. We can only hope the truth comes out soon so we know what happened.
This is not a good time for former Dancing with the Stars contestants. First, Aaron Carter lands in the news for false information that Michael Jackson gave him some cocaine and now Hines Ward is facing DUI humiliation. Stay tuned to Reality TV Magazine for any developments and in the mean time sound off in the comments section.
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