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 police that that very car stolen a couple weeks back and, well, D.W.Half.B. in L.A. and all that.

Ward told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen in a text message that it was all a misunderstanding.

"There's not a story. It was a misunderstanding and the police apologized to me. I didn't get arrested. I don't have a reaction to a non story," he wrote.

That's all well and good, but we've only heard one side.

Hines Ward briefly held in mix-up [ESPN]

Hines Ward Gives Thumbs Up While Dancing With the Stars Cast Stays Mum [Athlebrity Zone]