July 9th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

Hines Ward of NFL, 'Dancing' fame faces DUI charge

NFL star Hines Ward was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in DeKalb County, Georgia, early Saturday, according to jail records.

He was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Ward, a 35-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, also is known for winning the latest season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

Ward was born in South Korea and grew up in Georgia. His Helping Hands U.S. Foundation focuses on improving literacy among children, according to his website. He also has a foundation in South Korea targeting discrimination against biracial children.

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  1. Mekell

    He'll be fine. Stiil don't understand why pros and celebs get D.U.I.s. Really? No limos or friends willing to let you "get your drank on"? He's really pretty cool in person.

    July 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. HRH banasy

    @Mekell:

    One would think, right?

    July 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Avser Bastian

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    July 9, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Avser Bastian

    COMMUNISM IN EASTERN EUROPE TODAY(2011) !!! http://sloveniatoday.blogspot.com or http://easterneuropetoday.wordpress.com/ OR COMMUNIST GENOCIDE IN "SLOVENIA" WHERE GERMANS(also Croatians in Croatia) ARE GETTING WIPED OUT TODAY IN 2011 UNDER RUSSIAN FLAG AND GREATER BYZANTINE SERBIAN(new Yugoslavia) AGENDA 66 YEARS AFTER WWII OR 20 YEARS SINCE THEIR "INDEPENDENCE"(independence on paper only) JUST AS PREVIOUSLY IN VOJVODINA. Is Merkel truly great diplomat or is simply trading our lives behind our backs with worst enemies(LIBERALISM = RETARDISM = COMMUNISM = IDIOTISM = ZIONISM = CRIME) !!? Visit also DICTATOR OBAMA = STALIN = BUSH or USA = SOVIET UNION http://avsecbostjan.blogspot.com/ or http://avsecbostjan.wordpress.com/ ...TO LEARN WHO, HOW, AND WHY RUINED YOU…FROM 911 TO WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEES IN EXILE SEEKING ASYLUM RIGHT NOW !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who want to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!!

    July 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HRH banasy

    Cut and paste is not our friend today.

    July 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    I see your hiney,
    sooo black and shiney,
    it makes me giggle,
    to see it wiggle,

    July 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mad Hatter

    Sounds like Avser kronked out.

    July 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. byne

    Avsar, woah dude, what's with that? You wouldn't happen to be looking for an army nurse, would you?

    July 10, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Goldendeez253

    It's all good everybody has a drink sometimes and most people enjoy drinking while driving

    July 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rose nyeland

    Everybody slips up, he'l get it together. Wonder why he didn't just call a limo, he's got the bucks!

    July 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jerk

    (Pops off lid of cold jar of pickles) DUI = drinking until intelligent?

    July 11, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. Zena

    Slip up? Maybe. Arrogance? Possibly. But yes why wouldnt he make a call and get a ride-Hines next time call me,I'll pick you up and keep you out of the pokey but I might want to see your hiney!

    July 11, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. ELMO RIFFCAN

    !Booraa! If it is a first offense he will deal with it,any other we as fans will be concerned. Please do so accordingly Mr. Hines.

    July 11, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Daniel452

    hey..........

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    July 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
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