UPDATED: Hines Ward’s lawyer says the NFL star and “Dancing with the Stars” champion is innocent of the drunk-driving charge for which Ward was arrested early Saturday morning in Georgia. “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,” the attorney, Andrew Ree, wrote in a statement released to the media. “However, Hines is deeply saddened by this incident and apologizes to his fans and the Steelers organization for this distraction.”
PREVIOUSLY: Say it ain’t so! Alas, it’s so – at least according to TMZ: “Dancing with the Stars” champion Hines Ward was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
It happened early Saturday morning, TMZ said, in De Kalb County, Ga., near Atlanta. The “Dancing” phenom, Pittsburgh Steelers star and Super Bowl MVP posted $1,000 bond and was released.
Ward, 35, won the 12th season of “Dancing with the Stars” just this past May on ABC.
No other details were available about his arrest.