Hines Ward Arrested On DUI Charges

Dancing with the Stars champion and NFL great Hines Ward was arrested this week on DUI charges.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers’ star wide receiver was arrested outside of Atlanta, Georgia at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2011 and was booked into the DeKalb County jail at 3:41 a.m.

Hines Ward’s agent Andrew Ree released the following statement:

“On July 9th Hines Ward was stopped by Dekalb Co. police for suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence. He cooperated fully with the police and truthfully answered all of their questions. 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.”

At least this wasn’t like his last brush with law enforcement in which he thought his arrest was an episode of Punk’d.