A man who claimed to have evidence that retired Steelers receiver Hines Ward has a thing for soliciting prostitutes was arrested on extortion charges Thursday in Pittsburgh. The man, Joshua Van Auker, allegedly texted Ward's personal assistant on Wednesday with a threat to go public with whatever info he had. Van…
When Hines Ward announced his retirement Tuesday, the focus was almost entirely on his extraordinary achievements, on his emotions, on his loyalty to the Pittsburgh Steelers, with whom he had spent all 14 of his NFL seasons (never mind Ward's vow to play elsewhere after the Steelers announced their intention to…
Pittsburgh's WPXI-TV meant to say Sidney Crosby, just like they never meant to say this.
It's not clear how this exclusive BroCouncil "report" could have fooled anyone, let alone that intrepid crew of news readers at WPXI-TV, who lamented Ward's departure for the Steelers' biggest rival at the top of their 6 a.m. newscast this morning.
Did you read ESPN.com's story about Hines Ward being cut by the Steelers, the only team he's known for 14 seasons? Did you see that their headline was "No Happy Endings," because Ward loves Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh loves Ward and it's sad that it had to end this way?
Hines Ward built his entire NFL career in Pittsburgh, which ended this afternoon with his official release, by overcoming perceived slights. Drafted out of Georgia in the third round in 1998, he spent most of his rookie season on special teams, only to watch as the franchise picked Troy Edwards in the first round the…
It's nerd Christmas, as the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was released today to the orgiastic squeals of the internet. There's plenty to take in: Bane's unintelligible speech, Anne Hathaway's vie to become the first woman since Michelle Pfeiffer to actually add something to a superhero movie—but we being sports…
Remember that whole "Here's Hines Ward's Mug Shot" thing from this morning? Yeah, well Hines's people want you to just forget about all that.
As mentioned earlier, Pittsburgh Steelers WR/Dance Machine Hines Ward was arrested on DUI charges in Georgia overnight. This photo was released by the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office. He was booked at 3:41 a.m. and released shortly thereafter on $1,000 bond.
Pittsburgh to honor Ward's 'Dancing' win on Thursday: "The city of Pittsburgh will hold a rally at noon Thursday to honor Hines Ward's victory in ABC-TV's 'Dancing with the Stars' competition." [Post-Gazette]
Hines Ward unintentionally body-slammed his partner, Kym Johnson, during a rehearsal for the show Dancing With The Stars last week. She suffered a sprained vertebrae and returned for what could only have been an "emotional" and "teary" and "inspiring" performance with Ward — and, having survived a full-on hit from…
Your morning roundup for May 7, the first Saturday after the gays seized control of Atlantic City.
Hines Ward, who guest blogs about Dancing With The Stars for the Los Angeles Times, was driving home from a late dinner through North Hollywood early this morning when he "was briefly detained at gunpoint in a mix-up over a reported stolen car." Seems as if his ladyfriend (or friend who happens to be a lady) told…
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Ward on his DWTS chances.
Hines Ward's well-documented rain-making visit to Dallas Gentlemen's Club has seemingly filled him full of wisdom.
How is Hines Ward spending his Super Bowl week? As a celebrity judge for the Dog Bowl, picking which performed the best football-related trick. How is it so far, Hines? "Oh, man, it definitely stinks, to be honest." [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Sunday saw two stars publicly questioning their respective QBs. Now, with a few news cycles to think about it, Hines Ward is sorry. Brian Urlacher, not so much.
After Hines Ward broke Keith Rivers' jaw with a nasty blindside block last year, the NFL implemented something called "The Hines Ward Rule", outlawing high blind side hits. Hines Ward won't abide, but he thinks it's pretty cute.
From his interview on NFL Live today. If this guy tries to sell you Jell-O Pudding, just smile politely and slowly back away. [ESPN]