There are a lot of “bad boy” professional athletes. Perhaps no position ion the National Football League garners more negative attention than wide receiver. Yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers All-Star wideout Hines Ward was arrested for driving under the influence. Of course he was stopped in the middle of the night, 2:30AM, in Dekalb, Georgia.
Officers noticed his Aston Martin moving in and out of the lane and striking a curb. One of the NFL’s most agile receivers, Ward refused to take a breathalyzer test instead relying on his athleticism. Unfortunately for Ward, he is human and even he cannot pass a field sobriety test when intoxicated.
He told officers he been at a downtown club, and had had two drinks.
According to police, a passenger in Ward’s car had not been drinking, and he was allowed to drive the car instead of it being impounded.
Ward was released from Dekalb County Jail on $1,000 bond following his arrest overnight for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
Ward is not only a two-time Super Bowl champion, but his charisma and dancing skills won him the “Dancing With the Stars” trophy, in the spring. He has nearly 1 million Facebook friends and just yesterday posted comments on his bad habit of texting and driving.
While innocent until proven guilty, it would appear that we can add Hines Ward top that list of NFL “bad boys.”